A Waterloo Corner man admitted he thought he was dreaming when he saw he’d won $50,000 in a recent Keno draw.
The South Australian held a Keno Spot 8 winning entry in draw 2605391 on Wednesday 25 March 2020 and takes home $50,000.
This morning, an official from the Lott contacted the winner, who relayed the moment he checked his entry and discovered his exciting win.
“I checked my ticket when I first woke up in the morning,” he explained.
“I couldn’t believe it. I woke up my wife and told her and said, ‘am I dreaming, can you check it?’. She jumped straight out of bed and ran to the computer to check the numbers!
“She screamed when she realised! I almost fainted. I thought surely it couldn’t be real!
“It’s a lucky win, isn’t it?
“When I was going to claim the prize, I pulled over the car so many times to check the ticket was in my pocket and it was the right one.
“The funny thing is, the day before I’d seen someone had won $50,000 in Keno recently and I thought, ‘gosh I can’t wait until it’s my turn!’.
“Then the next day I won! It’s amazing!”
When asked how he planned to enjoy his prize, the Adelaide man said he’d be sharing the majority of it with his beloved family.
“This means a lot to us. It will help us so much,” he admitted.
“I am going to use the prize to pay off some bills and I am going to give some to my kids.
“We want to go on a cruise to Hawaii, but obviously at the moment we can’t really do that.
“So we will put that dream on hold for a bit.
“I am going to celebrate tonight and have a big feast with my family though.”
The happy winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning Keno Spot 8 entry at Foodland Martins Road, Shop 7/237 Martins Road, Parafield Gardens
Foodland Martins Road supervisor Tash Nankivell said she was thrilled one of her customers had won $50,000.
“We are over-the-top excited,” she explained.
“It’s amazing news for our winner.
“We wish them all the very best with their prize and hope they enjoy it.
“Hopefully we have more wins soon!”
In the 12 months to 30 June 2019, there were 27 Keno Spot 8, 9 and 10 winners across South Australia who scored more than $5.98 million. The Spot 10 prize was won twice during this time – a win worth more than $1.7 million was won in Mansfield Park in October 2018, and a prize of more than $2.1 million was won in Findon in June 2019.
Keno is a game whereby 20 numbers are randomly generated from a possible 80. To win a Keno Spot 8 prize, a player must match all eight of the numbers selected on their ticket against the 20 numbers drawn.
Keno draw results are available online at thelott.com/salotteries.