Frequently Asked Questions
What is a spot?
A "spot" represents the amount of numbers chosen by a player. The "spot" chosen by the player establishes the prize structure level that will be used to determine whether the player has purchased a winning ticket for that drawing.
What is KENO?
KENO is a draw game that gives players the opportunity to win every few minutes. Players choose anywhere from 1 to 10 numbers out of a pool of 80 numbers, then watch the drawing on TV monitors within Ohio at over 1,400 KENO establishments, or on their movile devices with the Ohio Lottery app.
How do I play KENO?
On a KENO bet card designate how many “spots” (numbers) you wish to play from 1 to 10, how much you wish to wager, and for how many drawings (1-20). You will select up to 10 numbers out of 80 or use the Auto-pick feature and the terminal will randomly select the numbers for you.
How much can I wager on a single KENO drawing?
You can wager $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $10 and $20 on any KENO drawing.
How do I win the KENO top prize?
To win the KENO top prize you must match 10 of the 20 numbers drawn by the Ohio Lottery from a pool of 1 - 80 numbers.
What is Booster?
Booster is a multiplier feature that can increase your KENO winnings. The Booster costs an extra dollar for every dollar wagered and applies to all prize levels. The Booster may boost your winnings 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x. The 1x Booster does not boost a player’s winnings.
What is the "drawing" number on my KENO ticket has?
Every KENO drawing has its own unique "draw number." The draw number is printed on your ticket and is also referenced wherever drawing results are posted. If you select consecutive draws, your selected number(s) will be played for each of the drawings printed on your ticket.
When can I play?
KENO can be played daily, with drawings occurring every few minutes, from 6:04am until 2:29am the next morning. KENO tickets can be purchased 24 hours a day.
Why are KENO drawings online different than the drawings at monitor locations?
To make the KENO drawings available on demand to as many mobile devices and web browsers as possible, we cannot present them in the same format you see at KENO monitor locations.
How soon after the drawings can I view the results online?
The KENO drawings will be made available online within a few minutes of the draw occurring.
Can KENO tickets be cancelled?
KENO tickets can be cancelled, prior to the draw. The draw number on the ticket indicates the drawing for that wager. KENO tickets cannot be cancelled during terminal-generated promotions that include the KENO game.
How do I claim prizes?
- To claim your prize, refer to the instructions located on the back of your printed winning ticket.
- Consecutive draw tickets can be claimed before the last draw printed on the ticket. An exchange ticket will be issued with the original play selections and remaining draws printed on the ticket.
- Prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing date.
- Check your ticket's validation with our 180 Day Calculator.
- For more information, call 1-800-686-4208.