Pennsylvania Lottery Goes Live With Keno Games

Pennsylvania Lottery Goes Live With Keno Games

Pennsylvania Keno Games Launch

The Pennsylvania Lottery launched Keno games earlier this month when tickets became available for purchase on May 1st. Tickets are available at select Lottery retailers where Draw games are sold for as little $1 a piece.

Reaction to the games seem to have been well received so far. As of May 9th, there have been over 3,600 drawings take place with over 8,000 tickets selling per hour, with that number increasing.

Despite the games availability at traditional lottery retailers, the Executive Director of the Lottery says that the Pennsylvania Lottery hopes to see the games catch on as a social game.

“Pennsylvania Lottery Keno players are going to love this exciting, new way to play and win. Although you can play Keno at any Lottery retailer, it’s the first game we’ve specifically marketed to businesses where adults gather to have fun – such as bars and restaurants.”

Pennsylvania Lottery players can find a licensed retailer from the Pennsylvania Lottery website.

How Pennsylvania Keno works

For a basic rundown of the game, consumers can view a handy tutorial provided by the Pennsylvania Lottery:

Selecting Spots

For $1, players can choose up to 10 spots on an 80 number keno board. The number of spots chosen does not affect the cost of play, but it does affect the amount a player can potentially win. Essentially, the more numbers you select, the more you can potentially win. Selecting fewer spots will limit your prize upside but will allow you to receive payouts for hitting fewer numbers. For example, when choosing a “10 Spot” card, no prize will be awarded for hitting 1-4 spots (although you will win a prize for missing all 10 numbers). For a 10-spot card, prizes for hitting 5-10 spots will range from $2 to $100,000.

A screenshot of the PA Keno game from the Lottery website is below:

How to Play PA Keno

To view a full list of prizes, check out the Keno Pennsylvania prize scale.

Playing the game

Every four minutes, a computer will randomly draw 20 numbers. The more numbers matched, the larger the prize. For players seeking larger prizes, a player can also spend up to $20 per play ($1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $10 or $20) with prizes going up proportionally.

Players may play consecutive drawings and have the option of purchasing “Keno Multipliers,” which randomly increase the potential winnings from 2x-10x but triple the cost of play. Multipliers are chosen before each drawing.

Keno drawings can be watched on a local monitor or through the website or mobile app. Past PA Keno results are available on the PA Lottery website by including the Draw ID and Number of Draws.