PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The first ever $1 million Keno prize in the state of Massachusetts was won in Pittsfield Wednesday evening.
The winning ticket was sold at Zenner’s Pub & Deli in Pittsfield. In order to win the $1 million prize, you must match 12 numbers in a 12 Spot Game. The probability of winning the $1 million prize is 1 to 478,261,833.14.
The winning numbers for the game, #2551121, included every number one through thirteen. Here are the full set of winning numbers:
“Congratulations to all of the winners and the retailers who sold these tickets,” said Mark William Bracken, Interim Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery. “While a rare occurrence, it shows that the chances of consecutive numbers being selected are the same as the chances of any other set of numbers.”
Zenner’s Pub & Deli will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the ticket.
A $500,000 prize was also won in the same game at the Weir Atlantic Cafe in Taunton on Wednesday. In order to win that prize, you must match 11 numbers in an 11 Spot Game. The probability of winning the $500,000 prize is 1 to 62,381,978.24. There were also four $100K winners in Ayer, Ashland, East Falmouth and Newton.
Drawings take place every four minutes on a daily basis from 5:04 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Keno first started in Massachusetts in 1993.