Aussie attains millionaire status thanks to keno ticket

A gambling enthusiast from Hervey Bay (Queensland, Australia) has become an instant millionaire thanks to a lucky keno ticket. Meet Merv Horne, who scooped a stunning $3 million jackpot. The 62-year-old construction worker has been playing the lottery-like game of chance for almost twenty years.

Third time's the charm

Keno ticketHorne was enjoying keno at a Urangan-based hotel when Lady Luck was on his side. “I started with two $10 tickets, which netted me $7. Subsequently, a $20 ticket hit a windfall worth $2,929,457. Together with the bar tender I verified the ticket, and we were speechless. I didn’t even check the other three tickets”, the fortunate keno player from Hervey Bay commented.

Early retirement

The 62-year-old has become the fifth millionaire in Australia’s second-largest state so far this year. “We are excited that one of our loyal customers has won a jackpot of this magnitude. Keno is known for its stunning winnings, and it has produced lots of millionaires”, a spokesperson for the Australian Keno operator said. Merv will use his winnings to hand in notice at work, after three decades of construction work.
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