KENO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is Keno?
A: Keno is a fun, fast-paced game drawn every four minutes! Players choose how many numbers to match and the amount of money to play. Players can watch the drawing results on a monitor, or can visit the Keno webpage to see an animated depiction of the drawing they played.
Q: How do you play Keno?
A: Players pick up to 10 numbers, or SPOTS, from 1-80. The Lottery’s computer draws 20 numbers at random. The more SPOTS you match, the more you can win! Follow these steps to fill out a Keno playslip:
- Choose how many SPOTS to match for a drawing.
- Select the amount to play (between $1 and $20) for each drawing.
- Select the number of consecutive drawings to play.
- Choose the number(s) to play (from 1 to 80) based on the number of SPOTS selected, or mark the Quick Pick box to let the terminal randomly select the numbers for you.
At the Lottery terminal, insert your payment in the payment area before inserting your completed Keno playslip into the playslip reader. Your Keno ticket will dispense. Remember to scan the ticket after the drawing to learn if you have won a prize. Good luck!
Q: How much does it cost to play Keno?
A: Players can spend $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $10, or $20 per play, and prizes increase as the play amount increases. The cost of play does not change based on how many SPOTS are selected.
Q: What is the Keno Multiplier?
A: The optional Keno Multiplier feature multiplies the prize for a winning play by 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, or 10X. Adding the Keno Multiplier option triples the cost of a play. Just before each drawing, the Keno Multiplier wheel appears on the Keno monitor. It spins and stops to reveal the multiplier that will apply for that drawing.
Q: How do you win?
A: Every four minutes, the Lottery’s computer randomly generates 20 winning numbers. There are a variety of ways to win based on matching some, all, or in some cases, none of the numbers. Players can spend $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $10, or $20 per play, and prizes increase as the play amount increases. Scan your Keno ticket to determine if it is a winner.
Q: What are the prizes?
A: See the Keno prizes and chances page to see the prizes that can be won playing Keno.
Q: How do players claim a Keno prize?
A: Keno prizes may be claimed at any Pennsylvania Lottery retailer.
Q: Where is Keno played?
A: Keno can be played at any Pennsylvania Lottery retailer, but not all retailers will have monitors. You should also look for Keno in places like restaurants and bars. If you do not see it, suggest that the business should sign up to offer it. Click here to see retailers where you can Watch Keno Live!
Q: What should I do if the Keno drawing animation will not play?
A: The latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari are compatible with the Keno drawing animation. If it will not play, please update your browser (at no cost) using the links below.
Download Google Chrome
Download Internet Explorer
Note: Computers running the Windows XP operating system, or earlier systems, may experience issues when attempting to download an updated browser.