YOU BEAUTY: Mirani mates land $73K Keno win
A group of Mirani mates have a lot to celebrate after landing a $73,000 Keno Classic win at their local pub.
The four friends each picked two numbers for an 8 Spot entry, which they had been playing for the past three weeks at Mirani Hotel.
On Thursday those numbers scored them a prize worth $73,076.70.
Sharing his excitement with a Keno official, the syndicate leader revealed how the group came to hold a winning entry.
“It’s amazing. What a nice amount to score,” he said.
“There are four of us and we always put in for Keno tickets together.
“We’ve been playing 5 Spot entries for a while but about three weeks ago a couple of the boys suggested playing an 8 Spot.
“So we all chose two numbers and we’ve been playing them for about three weeks.
“I can’t believe we’ve pulled it off. When I checked the ticket, I couldn’t believe it.
He said a few of the lads didn’t believe him when he called about the win.
“We’ve never won anything like this before,” he said.
When asked how they planned to enjoy their windfall, the happy winner said they would be returning to the place they purchased the ticket to celebrate.
“We’ll divvy the prize up between the four of us,” he said.
“It will be awesome to celebrate where we purchased the ticket.
“It’s a great local, so we are happy for them too.”
Mirani Hotel manager Paula Kenningale said she was thrilled to discover her venue had sold a major prize.
“When the winner came in to check the ticket I couldn’t believe it. We’ve never sold such a big prize,” she said.
“It wasn’t long ago that another local won $32,000 so we’re on a bit of a winning streak.
“It’s created a bit of a buzz that’s for sure.
“It won’t take long for the whole town to hear we’ve sold a winner.
“We are thrilled that it’s gone to locals and regulars. We wish them all the best with their prize!”
The mates held a Keno Classic 8 Spot winning entry in draw 645, on Thursday, January 21, this year.