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
Horne 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.
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.