Huge win lands at club

A CHESTER Hill retiree is happily revamping his retirement plans to factor in a block of land, more fishing and more golf after pocketing a Keno windfall of more than $1.5 million.

Retiree’s $1.5m Keno 10 windfall

The Sydney player held a Keno 10 Spot winning entry on Wednesday, August 14, delivering him $1,584,315.10.
While he saw his regular numbers appear on the Keno screen, the man confessed the surprise win was hard to believe and had left him shaking.
The player, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry at Chester Hill RSL Club, 20 Chester Hill Road, Chester Hill.
Speaking with a Keno official moments after he realised his win, the man confessed he was in a state of shock.
“I’m still shaking!” he laughed.
“I was just sitting here with my mate. I’ve been playing the same numbers for maybe six months.
“Normally I don’t bother watching the draws. I looked up and saw I had six numbers, but then, hold on, seven numbers, then eight numbers. I thought ‘oh sh**, I’ve got 10 numbers!’.
“I couldn’t believe it. I still can’t. I’m still shaking mate.”
When asked how a $1.5 million Keno prize might brighten his retirement, the happy winner had no hesitation in sharing his plans.
“Land, fishing and golf,” he said.
“I’d love five acres out in the bush somewhere close to a river. A little hobby farm big enough to hit a couple of golf balls.”
Chester Hill RSL Club staff member Trinh Ngo said she was ecstatic to have sold the winning Keno entry.
“I can’t believe it. I’m so happy for him. This is the first time in my life I’ve made someone a millionaire! I can’t wait to do it again,” she laughed.
“This is the biggest Keno prize we’ve ever had at the club. Everyone will be so excited to hear such a big win landed here.”