Jan. 31, 2014 – One week from today, the Ohio Lottery will begin giving away free Keno tickets as part of a month-long promotion that should help some lucky Keno players make the most of their Friday nights.
Every Friday in February, every fiftieth ticket purchased will come with four extra Keno tickets, each worth $1 with a different number of spots in play.
The promotion will run from 4 to 9 p.m each Friday, and Keno players don’t need to make any specific Keno wager for a chance to score some free tickets.
Any Keno purchase is eligible, and if a ticket is the fiftieth to be purchased since the last free-ticket winner, the four free plays will automatically be awarded.
Each time around, lucky player number 50 will receive four $1 tickets, one each of a 1-spot, 2-spot, 3-spot and 4-spot play.
Keno players who score those free tickets have a chance to win as much as $72 on the 4-spot game alone, and, if all four free tickets manage to match one of the winning numbers, they’d pay out $112.
The promotion is available all through the state, and the Ohio Lottery’s website offers a “Find a Retailer” tool where players can find Keno retailers nearby.