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Lake Macquarie man wins big at Merriwa RSL


A Lake Macquarie man has won big after stopping for lunch at the Merriwa RSL.

He confirmed his win yesterday and said he'll be extending his holiday exploring the back roads of New South Wales after taking out $108,706.10 in a Keno Classic 9 Spot prize.

The avid traveller explained he was on holiday when he purchased the winning ticket and would use his windfall to extend his vacation plans and pay off his mortgage.

“It was fantastic!” he laughed.

“My wife and I were driving around the region on holidays and we thought we’d take a break from driving and stop and have some lunch."
“I always play the same numbers for Keno and I thought I may as well put them on while I wait for lunch."
“As soon as we saw that someone at the club had won the 9 Spot prize, we had a feeling it was us!"
“When I checked my ticket, I couldn’t stop shaking and my wife was so excited."
“It was great!”
When asked how he will enjoy his Keno fun money, the avid traveller explained his holiday wouldn’t be ending anytime soon.
“It will take the pressure off in a big way,” he explained.
“We can pay off the mortgage and we won’t have to worry about the small things."
“And we will certainly be extending our holiday!”
Merriwa RSL Club manager Matthew Morgan said the club was buzzing with excitement over the weekend.
“Everyone was so happy to know someone in the venue scored such an exciting prize,” he said.
“This is the biggest Keno winning entry we’ve sold here."
“Congratulations to the winner! We certainly hope the big wins continue.”
Image credit: Keno