PEOPLE | Last-minute change of mind lands Smithfield man $90,000 Keno prize

WHERE HE BOUGHT HIS WINNING ENTRY: The Crescent Hotel at Fairfield. "We've been celebrating his win ever since!" the manager tells us.
WHERE HE BOUGHT HIS WINNING ENTRY: The Crescent Hotel at Fairfield. "We've been celebrating his win ever since!" the manager tells us.

A Smithfield man has thanked his lucky stars after his Keno 8 Spot entry scored a major prize this week.

The winner held an 8 Spot winning entry in game 717 on Tuesday that scored $90,718.60.

He said he felt lucky and planned to use his windfall as a nest egg for future adventures.

I don’t know why I decided to change my mind at the last minute but I’m so glad I did!

Winner, Smithfield

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought his Keno entry at the CrescentHotel at Fairfield.

“I usually play 3 Spot but yesterday I decided to play 8 Spot,” he said on Wednesday. “I don’t know why I decided to change my mind at the last minute but I’m so glad I did!

“Someone was obviously watching over me as my numbers came up. I’m a very lucky person.”

He said he’d enjoyed playing Keno for years and had always hoped to one day win big. “I love playing Keno at my local venue but I’ve never landed a prize this big.

“I never base my numbers on anything in particular. I just hope my random numbers come up and yesterday they did!”

Crescent Hotel manager PeterNguyen said he was excited to see his regular customer have a big win. “We’ve been celebrating at the venue and telling everyone we’ve sold a major Keno prize,” he said.

“Lots of people have been so excited to hear one of our patrons has won. Everyone’s hoping it’s them next time!

“We’re really happy for our winner and we wish him all the best.”

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