The Merimbula RSL Club is looking for the person holding a $2.3 million winning Keno ticket and believe it may be a local, so that they can break the good news.
Everyone is being asked to check their tickets and ensure they don’t throw them away.
The ticket was purchased on Sunday evening, September 3 with the winning game played at 7.48pm but no one has come forward yet to claim the money. The mystery winner bought the Keno ticket, which is valued at $2,304,359, at around 7.45pm but left the club before checking it.
It is the third time in just nine months that the RSL Club has been a big winner with two previous big wins of $1.598 million and $1.3 million.
The most recent jackpot – a $1.5 million cash prize – was won on July 21 by a 69 year-old grandmother. The first, worth $1.3 million, was won in December 2016.
Interestingly enough, the Keno operator on each occasion has been Anne McMichael and Garry Innes has been on duty all three times.
Mr Innes said the RSL Club was “buzzing” as the news came through on Sunday evening.
“I think the staff were more excited than any of the visitors,” Mr Innes said.
Mr Innes said he believed the winner could be a regular club patron who had come in to the venue for the raffle and wouldn’t likely return until the next raffle event on Wednesday night.
“The ticket was sold at around the time the raffles were winding up and so they may have then gone home straight afterwards,” Mr Innes said.
It is also possible the mystery winner could be someone from out of town who was staying in the local area for the weekend, and may not be planning to return soon.
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