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    'Mistake' earns Maryland Lottery player $32,000

    By Ben Hooper,

    2024-06-12

    June 12 (UPI) -- A Maryland Lottery player said a "mistake" he made while buying his Keno ticket led to his winning a $32,000 prize.

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    A Maryland man said he made a "mistake" in adding the Bonus option to his Keno ticket, but he ended up winning $32,000. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

    The Baltimore man told Maryland Lottery officials he was at North Point Liquor & Bar in Baltimore when he decided to buy a 10-spot Keno ticket for 10 games, and ended up shocked when the bartender told him the price of adding the Bonus option.

    "She said, 'This is $40. Do you want to keep it?' I said, 'Go ahead.' I always keep my mistake tickets," the man said.

    The man's numbers started appearing during the fourth draw.

    "I said to myself, 'Oh my goodness, I got nine out of 10!'" he recalled.

    The man scanned his ticket and discovered the Bonus option had delivered a big win.

    "It said $32,000. I said, 'Oh my goodness, I've got to do a double take,'" he recalled.

    The winner said his prize money will go into his bank account for safekeeping.

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