Sleepless night for Murwillumbah mum after $200K Keno win

A Murwillumbah mother has admitted she struggled to get to sleep after learning she won close to $200,000 on Keno.

The woman, who said she is a regular player, claimed $196,891 on a Keno Classic 9 Spot jackpot after buying an entry at the Murwillumbah Services Memorial Club on Monday.

She told officials this morning she was still struggling to come to terms with her win.


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“I didn’t sleep much last night. I was so excited!” she said.

“I put the ticket on yesterday and had a little win, so I decided to replay it.

“I felt so lucky!

“I just didn’t think it was true to begin with. I was so happy.”

Despite being a mum herself, the woman said she wants to keep the money in her account for now but also help out her own parents.

“It has come at a really good time,” she explained.

“I am going to pay a few bills and put the rest in the bank for now, and I will help out my parents.”

Murwillumbah Services Memorial Club CEO Guy Diven said it had been a couple of years since their last major win.

“Our members and staff on duty were ecstatic to think that someone in our club has won a life-changing amount,” he said.

“Our venue has a strong history of selling large winning entry tickets over its 30-year association with Keno.

“Congratulations to the winner! We hope she really enjoys her prize.”