The regulars at the Soda Pop Shop Mart had heard the story before — how Bill Jenkins accidentally played the same set of Keno numbers twice in 2012, leaving him with two $10,000 winning tickets instead of one.
So there were knowing smiles inside the Catonsville convenience store last week as the retired truck driver recounted how the terminal initially seemed to reject the first $10 ticket, prompting him to select the eight charmed numbers again.
"And he ain't won $15 since!" another player said jokingly.
Jenkins' happy accident is part of the lore of the shop, where players love swapping anecdotes and wisecracking about big wins and near-misses....