Keno Now Offered in Kentucky

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- There is a new lottery game available in Kentucky.

Monday, Kentucky Lottery announced you can now play Keno.

Sales of the $1 game began Monday in 400 retail establishments across the commonwealth. Click the link below to find out where you can get a Keno ticket.

Keno is played similarly to a lotto-style game where players try to match numbers drawn every five minutes by the lottery. The Lottery randomly draws 20 numbers between one and 80 for each drawing. Players choose how many numbers they wish to try to match per draw, and win cash prizes depending on the number of spots they play and match. Prizes for a $1 wager range from $2 for matching one number in the one spot game, to $100,000 for matching 10 numbers in the 10 spot game.

Winning numbers are displayed on monitors at retailers. They can also be found at, and tickets can be checked by self-service ticket checkers located at retailers.

Keno was first offered by a U.S. lottery in 1991, and since that time, has grown to be available in 14 states. It accounts for more than $3 billion in sales annually across America.

Kentucky Lottery officials expect this game to bring in nearly $30 million to the commonwealth next year.

"We feel Keno will be a great addition to our product mix," said Kentucky Lottery President and CEO Arch Gleason. "It's been a tremendous effort implement this initiative since our board of directors instructed us to do so nine months ago. To have nearly 400 retailers on board for our first day of sales is outstanding, and I think players will really enjoy this exciting new game."

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