Learn how to play Keno

You could win up to $1,000,000!**

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What is Keno?

Keno is a fast-paced draw game in which players try to match their numbers to those chosen by the Lottery.

Drawings every 4 minutes!*

You could win up to $1,000,000!**

Where can you play Keno?

You can play Keno at any Virginia Lottery retail location.

How do you play Keno?

  1. Pick how many spots you want to play from 1 to 10.
  2. Pick how much you want to wager per draw ($1 to $10).
  3. Pick how many consecutive draws you want to play (1 to 20).
  4. Pick the numbers you want to play from 1 to 80.

You can select Easy Pick at Step 4, and the computer will pick your numbers for you.

Note: If you choose your own numbers, select as many numbers as you did spots in Step 1.

Every 4 minutes*, the Lottery will select 20 winning numbers. The goal is to match your numbers to the ones drawn by the Lottery.

How much does Keno cost to play?

To calculate how much your Keno ticket will cost, multiply the amount wagered per draw by the number of consecutive draws played. Here’s an example: You wagered $5 on 4 consecutive draws. Your Keno ticket costs $5 (your wager) x 4 (the number of consecutive draws you selected) = $20.

Where can you check to see if your ticket is a winner?

  • Watch the live drawings on a Keno monitor at select Lottery retailers.
  • Scan your ticket on a Ticket Checker at a Lottery retailer.
  • Use the Lottery Vending Machine to scan your ticket.
  • Visit this page to check your numbers.
  • Download the Lottery app, and check your numbers.

How much did you win?

Your winnings will depend on your wager and how many of your numbers match the numbers drawn by the Lottery.

*Except during system processing.

**Odds to win the top prize are 1 in 8,911,711. Overall odds to win a prize range from 1 in 2.8 to 1 in 16.6. Tickets cannot be canceled.

Last updated 8/7/20