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During a Sunday afternoon lull in the action at work, Patricia Roe, a waitress at the Round Butte Inn, won more than $78,000 playing the Keno 8-Spot.
“It got pretty slow, so I took a break and played Keno 8-Spot. Who knew it would lead to this!” Roe said when she claimed her prize in Salem.
There is a new Keno game every four minutes and players have 322 opportunities to play a Keno game each day. Roe played Keno 8-Spot, a game where the jackpot builds until someone picks the winning numbers. When Roe hit it, it had grown to $78,505.10.
“This is my first big win,” Roe said. “The grandchildren are going shopping.”
Lottery officials recommend that you always sign the back of your tickets with each Oregon Lottery game you play, to ensure you can claim any prize you may win. In the event of winning a jackpot, they should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.