A Dandenong bus driver has had a day off he’ll never forget after scoring a $50,000 Keno prize while having dinner at his local RSL club.
The man in his 50s, who wished to remain anonymous, scored nine numbers on his 10 Spot entry with a five times Keno Bonus multiplier landing him a prize worth $50,000 in draw 344 on Wednesday 12 June 2019.
The winning entry was purchased at Dandenong RSL, 44-50 Clow Street, Dandenong.
The winner told a Keno official that he thought it had all been a dream, with his son even texting him to make sure it really happened.
But he said he thought the win was meant to be.
“It’s my birthday in the next couple of days so when I picked my numbers I used all of our birth dates,” he explained.
“My birthday came early! It is meant to be!
He plans to share his windfall with his family and enjoy a holiday in Hawaii.
Dandenong RSL Operations Manager Darren Lawrence said the atmosphere was electric when the venue realised there was a winner.
“All of the staff and our members were wondering who the winner was and who had the winning ticket,” he said.
“The winner had played 50 games and had won on the third game but only checked his ticket at the end so we had to wait a little while to find out who had won.
“This is the first major Keno win our venue has sold and it has created a great buzz and excitement in the club.
“It was fantastic to see the winner so excited and happy about the big win!”