Oregon Lottery Keno Jackpot Winner

Sam Halwey and his dog Louis. (Photo: Oregon Lottery)

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A Portland man waiting to cash an Oregon Lottery Keno ticket for $1,750 decided to play another game of Keno.

That next game won him more than $118,000.

Sam Hawley took his $1,750 Special Keno 8-Spot ticket to the Oregon Lottery’s payment center in Wilsonville, but he arrived before the center opened at 8:30 a.m.

While he waited, Hawley went to the nearby Fred Meyer store and purchased another Keno ticket. All eight of his numbers matched, winning him $25,000 with the 8-Spot rolling jackpot adding another $93,759.60.

Hawley also opted to play Special Keno, a free option, which expands the prize structure for larger prizes.

Hawley said he has used the same numbers on his Keno tickets for years.

He posed with his dog Louis when he collected his jackpot.

Copyright 2018 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.