A Wee Waa man's dream of owning his own home has now become a reality after winning close to $150,000 on Keno over the weekend.
The player held a Keno 9 Spot winning entry on Saturday and took home $147,817.40.
Confirming his win with a Keno official this morning, the man explained he was having a cup of coffee when he saw his win flash across the screen in the hotel.
"I'd just gone in for a cup of coffee and decided to try my luck and play some Keno," he explained.
"The numbers I use are special to me and I have been playing them for years and years.
"I was actually watching the draw, so I saw my win come up on the screen.
"I honestly couldn't believe it. I was gobsmacked.
"I was very excited. It's great, mate.
"I had another coffee and a nice lunch to celebrate. You couldn't wipe the smile off my face."
When asked how he planned to enjoy his Keno prize, the overjoyed man said the win meant one of his dreams would finally become a reality.
"I am going to buy a home. I never thought it would be a possibility," he admitted.
"I have already been to the real estate agent and I have a few inspections I want to go to.
"It's very exciting."
The winning Keno entry was purchased at Imperial Hotel in Wee Waa.
Imperial Hotel owner Luke Noble said the venue was celebrating making one of their customers a Keno 9 Spot winner.
"It was great to have a big win at the venue. Just the other day we were saying how we couldn't wait to have a major win soon," he said.
"It's amazing now it's happened. It has created a real buzz in the venue.
"It was great to be a part of the winning experience. It's something you won't forget.
"We wish our winner all the very best with his prize."