Carolina Keno

Carolina Keno Results

Check out the North Carolina Eduction Lottery website for official drawing results.

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We created a quick reference guide for both seasoned and new players of Carolina Keno.  Feel free to jump around with the quick navigation below.

1) Game Information

Carolina Keno, or as its commonly referred, NC Keno,  was first introduced to the state on October 29, 2017 and represented about 1.1% of NC Lottery ticket sales for FY2018.  North Carolina Keno was only active for 7 months of the 2018 fiscal year but posted over $28MM in sales during that time.

North Carolina residents spent $2.75 per capita (average across all residents) on Carolina Keno in the most recent fiscal year.  However, looking at just 18+ residents (eligible players), North Carolina residents spent an average of $3.56 per year on North Carolina Keno.

Game Information


Ticket Price

$1, $2, $3, $5 or $10

Overall Odds

1 in 3.86 to 16.63

Multi-Play

Yes.  Up to 20 consecutive times.

Quick Pick

Yes

Draw Dates

Daily

Draw Times

Every 5 mins (beginning 5:05am / ending 1:45am)

Sales Cut-Off Time

6 seconds before drawing

Want all game Draw Times and Sales & Cut -offs?  Check out our NC Lottery Drawing Times Calendar.

2) How to Play

Step 1:  Decide how much to play per draw.  Each play costs $1.  You can also play for $2 to 2x your prize, $3 to 3x, $5 to 5x and up to $10 to 10x your prizes.

Step 2: Decide how many numbers to match from 1 to 10.  In Keno, those numbers are called Spots.  The more Spots you match, the more you can win.

Step 3: Choose to play 1 time or up to 20 consecutive draws (known as multi-draw)

Step 4:  Pick your numbers from 1 to 80.  How many numbers you pick is how many Spots you played.

That's it!  Really easy to play.  Now how do you win money?  

The reference table below shows how each prize is won and the odds of winning.

3) Carolina Keno Prizes & Odds

Carolina Keno Odds Chart

Match

Prizes

(based on $1 play)

Keno Odds

10 Spot Game

10 balls

9 balls

8 balls

7 balls

6 balls

5 balls

0 balls

 


$100,000*

$4,250

$450

$40

$15

$2

$5

 


1 in 8,911,711

1 in 163,381

1 in 7,384

1 in 621

1 in 87

1 in 19

1 in 22

Overall Odds: 1 in 9.05

9 Spot Game

9 balls

8 balls

7 balls

6 balls

5 balls

4 balls

 


$30,000

$3,000

$150

$25

$6

$1

 


1 in 1,380,688

1 in 30,682

1 in 1,690

1 in 175

1 in 31

1 in 8.76

Overall Odds: 1 in 6.53

8 Spot Game

8 balls

7 balls

6 balls

5 balls

4 balls

 


$10,000

$750

$50

$12

$2

 


1 in 230,115

1 in 6,232

1 in 423

1 in 55

1 in 12

Overall Odds: 1 in 9.77

7 Spot Game

7 balls

6 balls

5 balls

4 balls

3 balls

 


$4,500

$100

$17

$3

$1

 


1 in 40,979

1 in 1,366

1 in 116

1 in 19

1 in 5.71

Overall Odds: 1 in 4.23

6 Spot Game

6 balls

5 balls

4 balls

3 balls

 


$1,100

$50

$8

$1

 


1 in 7,753

1 in 323

1 in 35

1 in 7.7

Overall Odds: 1 in 6.19

5 Spot Game

5 balls

4 balls

3 balls

 


$420

$18

$2

 


1 in 1,551

1 in 83

1 in 12

Overall Odds: 1 in 10.34

4 Spot Game

4 balls

3 balls

2 balls

 


$75

$5

$1

 


1 in 326

1 in 23

1 in 4.7

Overall Odds: 1 in 3.86

3 Spot Game

3 balls

2 balls



$27

$2



1 in 72

1 in 7.2

Overall Odds: 1 in 6.55

2 Spot Game

2 balls



$11



1 in 16.6

Overall Odds: 1 in 16.63

1 Spot Game

1 balls



$2



1 in 4.0

Overall Odds: 1 in 4.00

Want to compare the Carolina Keno odds to other games?  Check out our NCEL Lottery Odds Chart

4) Terminology

Sometimes game information can be confusing.  We created a brief overview of some of the common terms used in Carolina Keno that you should be familiar.

  • Pari-mutuel
  • quick pick (QP)
  • Multi-draw
  • SPOT

A Spot is a number the player has chosen to play.  In Carolina Keno, a player may choose from 1 to 10 Spots to play in an attempt to match the drawn numbers.


5) FAQs

What days are drawings held?

How can I watch the drawings?

Can Carolina Keno tickets be canceled?

Do I pay taxes on my lottery winnings?

Can you explain what the odds mean?

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