Kentucky Lottery Keno Game Best and Worst Plays

Most of the play options for the Kentucky Lottery’s Keno Game provide an expected payout of 65 cents per dollar played. However, the worst play on the board is playing one number (1 spot). Its only payout is hitting *that* number, and only pays $2. That means that you can only expect 50 cents back per dollar played.

The best paying option in the game is the two number option. You’ll hit a little more often than 1 in 17 times, but the payout is $11 per dollar bet.

The top prizes in the 8, 9, and 10 number plays get divided up between anyone who happens to hit that prize at the same time as you do. It’s not very likely to happen, but it makes all the expected payouts for the 8, 9, and 10 number plays less than 65 cents.

Keno Expected Payouts, Red Numbers Slightly Lower than Listed Due to Split Prize Payout

Keno Expected Payouts, Red Numbers Slightly Lower than Listed Due to Split Prize Payout