After playing the same special Keno numbers for decades, a Port Lincoln man has welcomed a Keno Spot 8 prize worth $50,000.

The South Australian scored the $50,000 Keno Spot 8 prize in draw 220808 215, drawn Monday 8 August 2022.

Speaking with us, the joyous dad admitted he had to repeatedly check his entry to make sure the winning news was true.

“I was so excited. I had to check it 10 times,” he cheered.

“I’ve been playing for years and years with the same numbers – birthdays and anniversary dates.

“I put an entry on while I was at the hotel, and I’d forgotten about it until I went home.

“When I checked my ticket, the first thing I said was ‘Ooh! Ooh!’.

“I’ll probably share the prize around with my daughters and visit the rest of my family in Adelaide.

“We’ll gather the family around and have a celebration!”

His winning entry was purchased at Grand Tasman Hotel, 94 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln.

Grand Tasman Hotel venue spokesperson Ross Blair-Holt said they were celebrating having one of their patrons score a major Keno prize. 

“Seeing one of our patrons win big with Keno is always fantastic and generates such a positive atmosphere in our venue that everyone feels like they’ve shared in the win too,” he said.

“As you can imagine, Keno wins like this become a talking point here for a long time to come.

“Grand Tasman Hotel is no stranger to Keno wins, but we’re always excited to see another one come our way.

“We wish our winner the very best with their prize!”