Carolina keno

Carolina Keno Winners

Check out the luckiest stores around North Carolina for Carolina Keno prizes $600 and up! Map reflects prizes claimed for the last 12 months ending April 2020.

Game Overview

Game Information

Carolina Keno, or as its commonly referred, NC Keno, was first introduced to the state on October 29, 2017.
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
Every 5 mins (beginning 5:05 am / ending 1:45am)
6 seconds before drawing

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?
Click on the Prizes & Odds to learn how.

Prizes & Odds

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Match
Prizes(based on $1 play)
Keno Odds
10 Spot Game
10balls
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 6.53

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 NC Lottery Odds Chart

Terminology

Sometimes game information can be confusing.  We created a brief overview of some of the common terms used in Carolina Pick 3 that you should be familiar.

 

Pari-mutuel is a payout method that splits the total available prize money for a particular prize level between all winners of that prize level.

In Carolina Keno, the top prize for a 10 Spot match is $100,00. However, in the event more than one person wins the jackpot, the top prize may be split among the winners.

 

A random set of playing numbers chosen by a lottery terminal. Players may choose to have the lottery terminal pick their playing numbers instead of choosing numbers on their own.

 

Multi-draw is playing the same set of numbers on consecutive drawings. While filling out a play slip, a player may choose to play the same set of numbers for up to 20 consecutive drawings for the Carolina Keno.

 

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.

 

FAQs

7 days a week every 5 minutes beginning at 5:05am and ending at 1:45am.

 

You can watch the drawings at any Carolina Keno retailer on a special Keno monitor.

 

Yes. At your request, a Carolina Keno ticket can be canceled on the terminal where is was purchased up to 6 seconds before the drawing.

Of course. The government always wants its cut. All prizes won are subject to Federal and State withholdings.

 

Odds are the probability, or likelihood an event will occur. In the case of lottery prizes, you may see odds like 1 in 210,000. This means that the likelihood that prize will hit is once every 210,000 tries BUT does not mean it will occur exactly every 210,000 times.