A Pelican Flat man got the surprise of his life when his neighbours told him someone won a Keno 9 Spot at his local club - and that someone turned out to be him.
The punter will take home $281,471.90 after buying the winning entry at Pelican Flat RSL Club in game 763 on Wednesday.
"I was at home and my neighbours, who were at the club, came over and asked me if I'd put on a 9 Spot entry at our local," he said. "They said someone had won the 9 Spot prize there and that it could be me. But I thought they were joking, so they made me check the website.
"And there it was! I couldn't believe I was the winner! I went back to the club and took a photo of the terminal to send to my daughter. She called me crying. She was so happy for me.
"I've been going through a really rough time lately, so it feels like something is finally going my way for a change."
The man said he planned to save most of his winnings, but did have a few plans to spoil himself.
"I might get myself a new car, and when we can travel again, I'd love to go to Asia," he said.
Pelican Flat RSL Club'sAndrew Walker said the venue and its patrons were excited for the winner.
"We could not be happier that one of our Pelican family members have won this incredible prize," he said.
"When we saw someone won the prize yesterday, the atmosphere was electric."
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