Big cash win for lucky Mortdale Keno winner

Tidy winnings: A Mortdale resident wins thousands in Keno.
Tidy winnings: A Mortdale resident wins thousands in Keno.

A Mortdale woman is happily house hunting after winning a Keno prize of more than $67,000 on the weekend.

The lucky winner held a Keno 8 Spot winning entry in game 33 on May 11, taking home a $67,250.90 prize.

The winner explained how she had been marking the same numbers on her Keno tickets for years in the hope of scoring a large prize.

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning entry at St George Masonic Club, Mortdale.

"I play Keno when I go out for lunch or dinner with my husband," she said.

"I've been playing these numbers for a few years. They're birthdays and other special numbers.

"I am glad they've delivered me a big win.

"This is the most I have ever won in Keno. This is the biggest thing I have won in my life actually.

"When I was at the club, one of the ladies came up to me, held my hand and told me I won but I said, 'I don't think so love', because these things never happen to me.

"But then I put my ticket in the machine and saw I won.

"I ran up to my husband and told him I won, but he didn't believe me, he thought I was joking. I had to show him on the screen."

She said her win meant she could finally buy her own house, a dream she had for years.

"I am going to put it towards a house or an apartment," she said.

"I just want something that I can call my own and stop paying rent. I've never owned a house before, so this will mean I finally can.

"As soon as I have the money in my account I am going to celebrate with my husband."

St George Masonic Club operations manager Kerrie Mather said the win was the largest Keno prize the venue had seen in many years.

"Everyone was so excited. The venue was buzzing," she said.

"We saw it announced on the Keno screen, as did lots of patrons, and lots of people were coming up to the window and checking their tickets, hoping it was them."