Somerset man wins $130,000 with lucky Keno pick

SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Somerset man who wishes to remain anonymous has hit the bullseye playing the Kentucky Lottery’s Keno game.

After purchasing a ticket earlier this month, he won $130,030.

On Aug. 6, he stopped at Slate Branch Super One Stop in Somerset to purchase his Keno ticket. He chose to play an eight spot wager for 15 drawings costing him $5 per drawing.  In addition to his Keno wager, he also chose to play the Multiplier and Bulls-Eye features each for an additional $5 per drawing, according to the Kentucky State Lottery.

He had the terminal pick the numbers for him (Quick Pick).

Keno drawings are every four minutes. He didn’t see the winning numbers as they were drawn so before leaving the store, he scanned his ticket to check to see if he had won.

“There it was,” he said, as he saw $130,030 pop up on the self-ticket checker.

“I was excited. My adrenaline kicked in and I was shaking,” he told lottery officials, according to a Lottery statement.

It turns out he matched all eight of his numbers in the second drawing (draw 828481), winning the Keno prize of $50,000. The number eight on the drawing was selected as the Bulls-Eye and therefore he won an additional $80,000. He won $30 from other matches on his ticket.

The Pulaski County man drove to lottery headquarters on Aug. 12 where he walked away with a check for $92,321, after taxes.

He told lottery officials he planned to invest the winnings in his children’s college education.

Slate Branch Super One Stop will receive a $1,300 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

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