- Nearly a week on, a mystery Richmond Keno player has come forward to claim their prize after scoring a Keno 9 Spot win of more than $195,000 in a draw last Saturday
- The New South Wales patron held a Keno 9 Spot winning entry in game 137 on Saturday 2 March 2019, taking home $195,556.60.
- However how the punter plans to use their Keno fun money will forever remain a mystery as they have chosen to remain completely anonymous and celebrate in private.
- The winning Keno 9 Spot entry was purchased at Richmond Club, 6 East Market Street, Richmond.
Richmond Club Duty Manager Michael Newis said he was thrilled that a customer from his venue had won such a major prize.
“We are so pleased to hear one of our customers took home over $195,000,” he said.
“It is so exciting for the winner and for our venue.
“We will never know who won but we do hope it was a regular customer!
“Either way, we wish them all the best with their win!”
Keno spokesperson Lauren Cooney said previous big Keno winners enjoyed their prize in many surprising ways.
“While we may never know how our latest major winner enjoyed their Keno fun money, I’ve no doubt they’ll enjoy every cent! I’m sure their plans for the year will change when that prize lands in their bank account,” she said.
“In the past, our winners have used their Keno windfalls to pay off their mortgages, shout their friends and family dream holidays, and upgrade their car.
“But one of my favourite winners’ stories was another recent Keno winner who used his prize to shout a round of steak dinners for the boys to celebrate his major prize win.
“However our winner chooses to enjoy their windfall we are sure it has changed their lives forever!”
In 2018, Keno crowned 16 millionaires and multi-millionaires who collectively took home more than $36.47 million. Ten of these major winners were from New South Wales and the ACT.
New South Wales players win $43.26 million on average each month playing Keno in pubs and clubs across the state.
Last year in New South Wales alone, players bought 43.26 million Keno tickets and won $519.06 million in cash prizes, including 973 individual 7, 8, 9, and 10 Spot jackpot prizes.