$50,000 Keno Spot 8 win takes the pressure down for Elizabeth Park man
A hardworking Elizabeth Park man has declared he feels a sense of incredible relief after his Keno Spot 8 entry won him $50,000.
The winning Keno Spot 8 entry in draw 2272319 held on Thursday 10 August 2017 was purchased at Elizabeth Park Newsagency & Lotto, Shop 5 / 110 Yorktown Road, Elizabeth Park.
Speaking to a SA Lotteries official this morning, the regular Keno Spot 8 player said he initially didn’t believe his good fortune.
“A few times I’ve been tricked. When I’ve scanned some tickets in the past, it’s said to proceed to the counter and I’ve been thinking I’ve won big money. But it’s always turned out the barcode was too light, the machine couldn’t read it and it’s been nothing,” he said.
“I play the same ticket all the time, but the most I’ve won is $50 or $60 – just enough to keep you interested!
“But this time I thought ‘Wow!’. Even the agent got excited!”
The winning man said he felt incredible relief from the win and would use his Keno Spot 8 windfall to “get ahead” and help his family.
“Times have been pretty hard. It couldn’t have come at a better time. There are always so many bills needing to be paid,” he said.
“I’ll give my kids a little bit of help, so everybody wins!
“It relieves a lot of pressure just knowing it’s there. It’s just great!”
Elizabeth Park Newsagency & Lotto owner George Ton said he was thrilled to break the winning news to a customer.
“I checked the result for him and he could not believe me when I told him. He thought it was amazing to win Spot 8,” he said.
“I was so happy for him. It’s always good to see one of our customers win!”
Last financial year, there were 27 Keno Spot 8, 9 and 10 winners across South Australia who landed more than $5.98 million. Spot 10 was won twice during this time, remarkably both on the same day, 1 May 2017.
Keno is a game whereby 20 numbers are randomly generated from a possible 80.
To win a Keno Spot 8 prize, a player must match all eight of the numbers selected on their ticket against the 20 numbers drawn.
Keno draw results are available online at thelott.com/salotteries.