NORTH SMITHFIELD – A man from North Smithfield won $17,000 playing Keno this week at Lil’ General according to an announcement from the Rhode Island Lottery.
The win reportedly took place at the store at 659 Great Road with the, “Keno Plus,” option.
According to the announcement, the man wagered $2 on a 10-spot game and matched 9 out of 10 numbers on his Quick Pick ticket for a base win of $8,500. However, since he opted to double his wager and play Keno Plus, his prize was doubled to $17,000 when the 2X multiplier came up.
The with multiple draws played on one ticket, total price paid was $60, but the win came from a $4 wager.
The man reportedly told lottery officials will put the money in the bank.