Wairoa Keno player wins $80,000 campervan from old ticket stored in jar beside bed

Keno is one of Lotto New Zealand’s daily games.

A Wairoa resident won over $ 80,000 worth of a VW RV after leaving a Keno winning ticket by his bed for two weeks.

The player who wishes to remain anonymous is a regular keno player who keeps his tickets in a glass next to the bed.

The winning ticket was sold at Mobil Wairoa for a keno promotion drawn on November 7th.

“After the keno campaign was drawn, I heard that someone in Wairoa had won the Volkswagen campervan and asked me if it could be me,” said the eventual winner.

“I looked up the voucher number and briefly went through my tickets but couldn’t see the winning number so I thought I wasn’t lucky.”

Earlier this week, the player finally checked the winning ticket.

“When I found out the award was still unclaimed, I thought it would be worth digging up my tickets and taking them to the store for inspection just in case I missed something.

“The operator put my ticket in the terminal and I heard the winning music – I knew immediately that my ticket was what everyone was looking for.

“I was jumping up and down with excitement – I was absolutely raving about it. I can still hardly believe my luck. “

Keno is one of Lotto New Zealand’s daily games, drawn four times a day at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Players have the chance to win up to $ 250,000.

Brand new Volkswagen California Beach campervans are valued at more than $ 80,000.


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