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Tradie Quits Job On The Spot After Winning $5.1 Million Keno Jackpot

Tradie Quits Job On The Spot After Winning $5.1 Million Keno Jackpot

Everyone assumes that the moment you win the lottery you'd quit your job and live the rest of your days on your jackpot.

While some people might um and ah about that proposal, it seems like one bloke from Queensland has actually done it after hitting the big time on Keno.

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The classic Aussie gambling game, which is kind of like bingo, has seen one man from Mackay win a whopping $5.1 million. The tradie has walked away with the state's largest Keno prize and has announced he's not coming into work today.

Keno. Credit: Channel 9
Keno. Credit: Channel 9

Speaking to the Brisbane Times, the man, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: "I'm holding on tight to this ticket and I'm going to go home and I'll be wrapping myself in cotton wool until I get the cheque."

The man reportedly will split the funds with his family and hopefully live comfortably for the rest of his days.

He has used the same numbers, which were a bunch of family birth dates, for the past two years, which has only garnered three figure prizes in the past. Let's hope he enjoys that early retirement.

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On the flip side, a Perth bloke said he would be holding onto his apprentice job despite winning Lotterywest's Set For Life.

The prize is $20,000 a month, every month for the next 20 years, which ends up being a cheeky $4.8 million.

Standard lottery ticket in the UK. Credit: PA
Standard lottery ticket in the UK. Credit: PA

The man in his 20s, who also didn't want to be identified, said his first purchase will be shit tons of Lego.

"I would have been happy with winning $10," he told a Lotterywest official. "On my 'silly' list is a plan to go to Legoland and buy $20,000 worth of Lego."

Lotterywest spokesperson Jennie Fitzhardinge said: "The fact our most recent winner says that while the win is life changing and will give him a comfortable lifestyle, the fact he will continue to work, is what his game is all about."

Each to their own, we guess.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 9

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.