Daily Keno is a popular lottery game exclusively available in Ontario.
Draws take place twice daily, with a midday draw held at 14:00 local time and an evening draw held at 22:30. Ticket sales remain open throughout the day, with tickets purchased before 14:00 automatically being entered into the midday draw. Players who wish to enter the evening draw before the midday draw has taken place must buy an Advance Play ticket to cover both.
Daily Keno costs CAD 1.00, CAD 2.00, CAD 5.00 or CAD 10.00, essentially acting as a prize multiplier, with a wager of CAD 10.00 winning 10 times more than a wager of CAD 1.00 for the same selections and matched numbers.
To play Daily Keno, first decide how many numbers to try and match from 2 to 10, and while this has no bearing on the price of entry, it does influence the odds of winning and the size of prizes.
Players then choose numbers ranging from1 to 70, or go for a Quick Pick for randomly generated ones.
Encore costs an additional CAD 1.00, with players receiving a random seven-digit number. Players who match all seven numbers in the order drawn win a CAD 1 million jackpot.
Daily Keno has a maximum potential jackpot of CAD 2.5 million.
Prizes are determined by the amount wagered, with a wager of CAD 10.00 against 10 correct numbers winning the maximum potential jackpot, whereas a same basis wager of just CAD 1.00 only wins CAD 250,000.
This system is used across all prize tiers, irrespective of the number of digits chosen, with all players having the chance to win significant prizes at each level.
The odds of winning the Daily Keno jackpot are 1 in 2,147,181.
The size of prizes and the number of available tiers are linked to the quantity of numbers chosen. As shown below, the more numbers entered, the more prize tiers.
10 Numbers Chosen
2 Numbers Chosen
Daily Keno prizes are paid out as tax-free lump sums.
Winners have up to one year to make a claim.
Players must be at least 18 years of age to play Daily Keno.
Daily Keno tickets can be purchased from authorized lottery retailers across Ontario, and while the lottery operator has a website and mobile app for information purposes, these platforms do not currently sell tickets.
Daily Keno is not available to players elsewhere in Canada or from overseas.
Operated by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission, Daily Keno has used the same format since January 2010.