“I know I’ve had a win, but I’m not going to believe it until I see that money in my bank account.
“I just finished work. Six days of concreting and I said to my boss ‘we’re going for a drink – it’s Saturday night’.»
The regular Keno player said he normally marked a 5 Spot entry with his favourite numbers, but on the spur of the moment he opted for a 10 Spot entry.
“We’ve been working six days straight and we do that nearly every week. I work hard for the money I earn,» he said.
“I’m just a concreter who works his a— off from 6am to 6pm who’s just won enough to set himself up for life. I’m just f—ing gobsmacked.
“I’ve already thought about what I’m going to do with it. I’ve got big plans. It’s going to help me and a lot of other people. I’m going to be smart with it.
“I’ve got big dreams, and this seals the deal. It’s going to be working less and enjoying life more.”
Acacia Ridge Hotel Motel duty manager Bryony Hannington said the win sent a ripple of excitement through the venue on Saturday night.
“He was so excited, and everyone was so excited for him. It was just really great to see. He was just so pumped,» Ms Hannington said.
“This is by far the biggest winning entry we’ve sold. Before this, the biggest one I’ve ever sold is $42,000. It’s just fantastic.”