The Ohio Lottery KENO FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is KENO?

KENO is a draw game that gives players the opportunity to “win every four 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.

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 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.

Can I win other prizes besides the top prize?

You win by matching your selected number(s) to the 20 numbers drawn by the Lottery.  You could win up to 38 different ways, including the top prize.

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 KENO to Go?

KENO to Go makes KENO available for purchase at all Ohio Lottery retailers. Players will be able to purchase their tickets and watch the drawings on demand at the KENO drawing web page. Players can also watch the results on the Lottery's mobile web site, and all KENO monitor locations.

My KENO ticket has a "drawing" number. What is this?

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 4 minutes, from 6:04am until 2:28am the next morning. KENO tickets can be purchased 24 hours a day.

Where can players watch the KENO drawings?

You can see the KENO drawings at any KENO monitor retailer.  For a listing of KENO monitor locations near you, got to our Find a Retailer web page. You can also view the drawings online or on your mobile phone at

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.


Winning numbers can be viewed live at KENO monitor locations, or on the website within 2 minutes after the drawing.



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