Henley Beach man feeling “numb” from $150,000 Keno Spot 9 win!
A Henley Beach local man has admitted he felt numb today when he found out he was $150,000 richer from winning a Keno Spot 9 prize of $150,000 in draw 2393089 on Tuesday 24 July 2018.
The winning entry was purchased at Fulham Target Pharmacy Lotto, Shop 6 Target Shopping Centre, 447 Tapleys Hill Road, Fulham Gardens, South Australia.
Two days after the draw, the happy man checked his ticket and discovered he was suddenly $150,000 richer.
“It took a long while to sink in, it was a huge shock at first,” he said when speaking with an SA Lotteries official this afternoon.
“I was certainly happy, but I didn’t really believe it at first.
“I was numb, completely numb when I found out. It was great.
“It is very, very, good. I am a lot richer than I was yesterday, so that makes me happy.
“I am a regular Keno player, but I never really thought I would win.
“I usually only win $10 or $20, so this is certainly the most I have ever won.
“Hopefully my luck has well and truly changed. Who knows, I might win again!”
When asked how he planned to spend his Spot 9 prize, the ecstatic winner said he would wait until the money was in his bank account before he made any decisions.
“At this stage, I don’t really know what I will do with the money,” he admitted.
“I want to wait until I get a hold of the money before I make any plans. I will be very excited when that happens!
“Once I have the money, I will sit down and plan and make sure I use the money wisely.
“I will help my family out a little bit, of course, and we will go out for a nice dinner and some drinks to celebrate.”
Fulham Target Pharmacy Lotto staff member Mim Loprete said she was thrilled to have sold a Keno Spot 9 winning entry.
“It’s fantastic to know we’ve helped change someone’s life – $150,000 is a lot of money!” she said.
“It’s pretty exciting to think I could have sold the winning ticket!”
Last financial year, there were 19 Keno Spot 8, 9 and 10 winners across South Australia who landed more than $4.52 million. Spot 10 was won twice during this time – a prize of more than $2.017 million in December 2017 and a prize of more than $1.474 million in April 2018.
Keno is a game whereby 20 numbers are randomly generated from a possible 80. To win a Keno Spot 9 prize, a player must match all nine of the numbers selected on their ticket against the 20 numbers drawn.
Keno draw results are available online at thelott.com/salotteries.