A MYSTERY Keno player who may have enjoyed a meal at the Royal Hotel in Kew on Sunday (June 6) is oblivious they are also sitting on a $2.4 million windfall.
Royal Hotel staff were thrilled to learn they had sold a jackpot prize and are calling on everyone who played Keno at the pub on the weekend to check their tickets.
The mystery New South Wales patron holds a Keno Classic 10 Spot winning entry in game 296 played on Sunday, June 6. It is now worth $2,430,035
It's the third biggest Keno prize won in Australia so far this year.
The prize continues the Mid North Coast's winning streak. In April this year, a $5.8 million Keno Mega Millions ticket was sold at Crescent Head Country Club.
We had a lot of people in on Sunday for dinner, but someone's left unaware they're now a multi-millionaire. They've finished their dinner and gone home.Scott Coman, Royal Hotel Kew
Royal Hotel Kew co-owner Scott Coman said news of the win was creating a buzz around town.
"It's very exciting. We didn't know we'd sold a big winning ticket until Monday morning," he said.
"We had a lot of people in on Sunday for dinner, but someone's left unaware they're now a multi-millionaire. They've finished their dinner and gone home.
"It's a real mystery. There's massive talk around town. Everyone's looking for their tickets and checking them.
"This is the biggest Keno prize we've had at the hotel. It's come at a great time as we're doing a big renovation this week."
Keno spokesperson Matt Hart said he was eager to confirm the news with the latest Keno winner.
"Someone out there could be wandering around with a winning ticket worth more than $2.4 million in their back pocket or handbag without knowing they've won," he said.
"We're urging all Keno players from the region to check their tickets today; you could be holding the winning entry."
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