OAR 177-099-0090
Special Keno Prizes


General: Special Keno increases the size of the prizes at the upper tier levels, and eliminates some prizes at the lower tiers of the prize structure when compared to the Keno prize structure.


Selection of Option: As described in OAR 177-099-0030 (Ticket Purchase, Characteristics, and Restrictions), a player must indicate the player’s choice to play under the Special Keno prize structure. When the Special Keno prize option is designated on a ticket, the Keno prizes described in OAR 177-099-0080 (Keno Prizes) are no longer applicable.


Prize Structure: Prizes for each drawing are determined and awarded based on how many numbers contained in a game play on a ticket match the winning numbers selected at that drawing. Prizes are determined separately for each spot category. Prizes per one dollar wagered, based upon potential sales of $8,911,711.18 per drawing, are as follows: [Table not included. See ED. NOTE.]


Amount Wagered: Special Keno prizes multiply according to the amount played per drawing. Except as provided in OAR 177-099-0100 (Keno Jackpot Bonus), the highest potential prize for a Special Keno ticket is $1,000,000 per drawing. If a ticket shows a wager of 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, or 20 dollars per drawing on a winning game play, the prize shown above for a $1 wager shall multiply, up to $1,000,000, according to the wager amount shown on the winning ticket. For example, if a ticket shows a $5 wager on the 8 spot category and the game play on the ticket matches 8 out of 8 of the winning numbers, the prize associated with that ticket is $25,000 x $5 = $125,000. . All Special Keno prizes for a prize category are capped at $1,000,000, and certain Special Keno prizes will become pari-mutuel in accordance with section (6) of this rule. However, Jackpot Bonus prizes awarded are in addition to the $1,000,000 prize.


Lump Sum Payment: A prize-winning player is paid in one lump sum for all prizes.


Limitation of $1,000,000 Special Keno Prizes: When the total amount won for the 1010, 910, 99, 88, and the 77 prize categories in the same game play in a single drawing reaches or exceeds $1,000,000 in the prize category, the maximum prize amount of $1,000,000 becomes pari-mutuel and the prize shall be divided among the number of winning tickets for that game play on a pro-rata basis determined by the amount that each winning ticket played in the drawing in which the prize was won.


Example: For example, if one Special Keno ticket wins the top prize for the 1010 spot ($1,000,000) in a drawing, and the player wagered $20, and one Special Keno ticket wins the top prize for the 1010 spot ($1,000,000) in the same game play in the same drawing, and another player wagered $5, the first player would receive 80% of the $1,000,000 prize (based on $20 wagered) and the second player would receive 20% of the $1,000,000 prize (based on $5 wagered).


Breakage: If there are multiple winners in a single drawing such that the prize for a prize category cannot be divided among the winners to a whole cent, the prize payments may be rounded down so that the prize may be divided and paid to the nearest whole cent to each winner. Breakage from rounding the prize shall be treated as an unclaimed prize by the Lottery.


Example: If there are seven $1,000,000 prize winning tickets in a single drawing for the same game play, the amount paid to each winner is calculated by dividing 7 into $1,000,000 which equals $142,857.14285 The Lottery shall round that amount down to $142,857.14 which totals $999,999.98 paid to the seven winners. The breakage of two cents shall then be treated as an unclaimed prize.


Highest Single Prize: For each drawing, a player may receive (subject to the validation requirements set forth in OAR 177-099-0060 (Ticket Validation Requirements)) only the highest single prize for which a ticket containing a winning game play is eligible.


Claiming Prizes: Prize payments must be claimed, and are made, in accordance with the provisions of OAR 177-070-0025 (Payment of Prizes).
[ED. NOTE: Tables referenced are available from the agency.]
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Source: Rule 177-099-0090 — Special Keno Prizes, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=177-099-0090.

Last Updated

2 years ago
(June 8, 2021)

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