Gold Coast woman returns from dinner $66,000 richer

A spontaneous decision to play a game of Keno while out at dinner has paid off for one Gold Coast woman.

She’s now more than $66,000 richer after her numbers came up on the screen while dining out at The Star Gold Coast overnight.

The woman held a Keno Classic 8 Spot winning entry in Thursday night’s draw, with her total prize equalling a whopping $66,623.90.


Speaking to an official from Keno this morning, the lucky local said she was still struggling to comprehend the amazing news.

“I headed to my local last night to have some dinner and play Keno,” she said.

“I was having dinner when the draw happened, so I saw the win come up on the screen.

“I initially thought, ‘Yep, that’s my prize!’ But I was only being silly. I didn’t actually think I’d won it, I just hoped I did.

“Once I’d finished my dinner, I went up and checked my ticket and that’s when they told me I’d won.

“I cried, ‘Are you kidding me? Did I really win it?’ This is a dream come true! I couldn’t believe it!

“You always hope you’re going to win, but you never think it’s going to happen.”

The woman said she went straight home after the win but didn’t sleep a wink.

“I kept tossing and turning and thinking about the prize all night,” she said.

“I haven’t celebrated yet, but I am going to get a nice bottle of wine for the weekend.”

The woman said she plans on using her windfall to pay off her mortgage and splurge on a holiday.