Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A Maryland man who scored a $10,002 jackpot from the state lottery's Keno game is no stranger to the winner's circle -- it was his third jackpot.
George Baker Jr., 69, told Maryland Lottery officials he played a 7-spot Keno wager Saturday at Legends Billiards & Cafe in Silver Spring and didn't check his ticket until he visited a grocery store the next day.
The Wheaton resident discovered his numbers, 16-50-52-56-58-60-79, had earned him a $10,002 jackpot.
Baker said he had to check the ticket three times to make sure it was real.
"I was shocked and surprised," he said "that's why I checked a third time to be sure."
Baker said he had good reason to be suspicious of his luck -- it was his third-ever Keno jackpot over $10,000.
The winner said he plans to share some of the money with his wife of 40 years and their daughter, but first he has one thing on his mind: "We're going to dinner."