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A week ago the Pennsylvania Lottery unveiled a new Keno game as part of the state newest gambling expansion option. According to the lottery’s officials, the fast-paced game with drawings every four minutes has been selling briskly at Pennsylvania Lottery retailers statewide.

The game starts at $1 with players choosing up to 10 numbers, or spots, from 1 to 80 after which 20 winning numbers are randomly generated by a computer. The more spots a player matches, the more he or she gets to win on bets of $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $10 or $20 per play.

“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,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “Keno, along with our upcoming iLottery mobile/online games and Xpress Sports games, will bring the Pennsylvania Lottery into the modern gaming era while generating essential new funds to benefit older Pennsylvanians.”

Players will be offered the option of watching the drawing results on big-screen monitor present at hundreds of the lottery’s location, a number that is most certainly bound to grow in the next few weeks or months. The state has projected that the new Lottery games will generate up to $10 million in revenue.

“We watched sales rise steadily through the morning, which shows that our players are excited to try this new game,” Svitko added in the release. “By lunchtime, Keno was selling at a clip of about 8,200 tickets per hour and still rising.”

In similar news, the Pennsylvania Lottery has been posting some huge Mega Million ticket sales with the most recent one being the sale of a Mega Millions with Megaplier ticket worth $4 million for the May 4 drawing that was sold at a store in Carlisle. The Pennsylvania Lottery reports that the ticket matched all five white balls that were drawn, that is 04, 04, 10, 12 and 18. Even though it failed to match the yellow Mega ball (21), the ticket was still worth $4 million since it was sold with the $1 million Megaplier option. The Lottery clarified that the ticket’s worth would have dropped to $1 million had it been sold without the Megaplier options

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