As new year 2019 is not far we bring you a cheering news about the winner that broke records this year. This winning story will motivate us to be positive about winnings and hope for becoming a millioniare winner in the coming year 2019. Few months back in August 2018 a record Keno win of approx $8 million was won in a Newcastle pub in Australia. This anonymous winner is a trader who was having an after-work at the Northumberland Hotel in Lambton when his 10-number Keno ticket hit the jackpot making the biggest Keno win in Australian history. This 43 year old winner lives in Newcastle and took home a whopping $7,898,799.30 million AU dollars.
The Keno Mega Millions jackpot win on 10th August 2018 was the third 10-number jackpot – the top Keno prize – to be won in Australia, and the biggest cash prize ever to be won in the country since Keno started.
The $8 million anonymous winner celebrated with family but was clearly surprised at his huge win, saying “It still hasn’t sunk in yet.”
“I’m a big believer in these things, but I can’t really believe it has happened to me.”
The elated winner said he is now contemplating retiring: “I’ve worked since I left school and I’m happy to be finishing up,” he said. Despite becoming a multi-millionaire, he plans to keep life simple: “I’m a laid-back person, so I’m just going to stay the same,” he said.
Keno’s General Manager, Terry Fowler, congratulated Australia’s biggest Keno winner, saying the team were excited for the prize to be won by a player in New South Wales, where the game was first launched.
“Keno loves to make millionaires and now we’re making multi-millionaires, so it couldn’t get any better for us than moments like this,” Fowler said.
The winner spent $26 on the ticket, playing 13 $2 games. The winning numbers were 6, 7, 9, 10, 25, 26, 41, 43, 75 and 77.
Keno Mega Millions
Keno Mega Millions is a premium version of the existing Keno Classic game and gives players the chance to win $5 million or more every three minutes for $2.
Mega Millions was launched in New South Wales in November 2016, and has paid out $64 million in prize money and sold six million tickets.
New South Wales players win more than $36 million on average every month playing Keno in pubs and clubs around the state. Each month, Keno pays out around $77 million in prize money to New South Wales, Victorian, Queensland and ACT players.
A Newcastle man has just won almost $8 million in Keno at the Northumberland Hotel pic.twitter.com/73UET7dYR2
— Lauren Kempe (@laurenkempe) August 10, 2018