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Keno & Keno Bonus

With draws every 3:30 minutes, Keno is fast and fun excitement. Playing is easy.

Buy your tickets from your favourite lottery retailer, bar or pub, or online at PlayNow.com.


When is the draw?

With a new draw every 3:30 minutes, you don’t have to wait long for the excitement.

(Exception: no draws Tuesday through Sunday from 4:00 a.m. to 4:50 a.m. and Monday from 4:00 a.m. to 6:05 a.m.)


How to play

Keno Main Draw:

  1. Choose how many numbers between 1-80 you want to play per draw (up to 10).
  2. Select the numbers yourself or choose a Quick Pick
  3. Decide how many consecutive plays (up to 99)
  4. Set your wager - $1, $2, $5 or $10 per draw

Keno Bonus: Say “Yes” to the Keno Bonus for the chance to multiply your winnings by 1.5, 2, 5, 7, or 10 times. When you add Keno Bonus, the cost of your ticket doubles. The maximum ticket cost is $200 when playing Keno.

Keno Pattern Play: Not a numbers person? Try Keno Pattern Play and match patterns instead (available only in retail).

You can buy Keno tickets online at PlayNow.com


What are the prizes?

Prizes up to $200,000!


How to win

Keno Bonus: The Keno Bonus draw occurs right before each 3:30 minute Keno draw. If you have added the Keno Bonus, the multiplier revealed will multiply your Keno winnings by 1.5, 2, 5, 7, or 10 times.

Main draw: Match your Keno number to the numbers drawn to see if you're a winner. Your prize will depend on how many numbers you picked and how many numbers you matched.

Check out the Keno Prizes & Odds table to learn more.

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Keno Pattern Play

Keno Pattern Play lets you choose patterns instead of numbers. You can choose preset patterns like Crazy Corners, Diamond Daze, or Bull's Eye, or you can make your own pattern by selecting Rows and Columns. Keno Pattern Play costs $2 per selection.

Step 1: Choose your pattern. Each pattern is comprised of 40 numbers.

Play one of our pre-set patterns: Crazy Corners, Diamond Daze, or Bull's Eye.

Or

Play Rows and Columns: Pick 4 rows, Pick 5 columns, or Pick 3 rows and 2 columns

Or

Can't decide? Play Quick Pick, where 40 random numbers are chosen for you.

Step 2: You can choose how many consecutive draws you'd like to play, up to a maximum of 49. Each Keno Pattern Play costs $2. Your total wager is the number of consecutive draws, multiplied by $2. The maximum Keno Pattern Play wager is $490.

Step 3: Watch the Keno monitor to see which 20 numbers are drawn and to see how many numbers you've matched. Check out the Keno Pattern Play Prizes & Odds table to see if you've won and to see your prize.

Recent Winners

Know how the game works and what the odds are before playing.

The more you know about the games, the better equipped you are to make informed decisions when you play.

Learn more about the odds at GameSense.com.