A LAKE Macquarie man has won almost $1.5 million in a Keno entry purchased at Dora Creek Workers Club at the weekend.
He became aware of the windfall yesterday after cleaning out his car and discovering the Keno ticket.
The man held a Keno 10 Spot winning entry in game 750 on Sunday, June 23.
His prize was $1,481,985.30.
Confirming his news with a Keno official late yesterday, the man recalled how he discovered his windfall just moments earlier.
"I've had a successful afternoon," he said.
"I had no idea whatsoever. The ticket was where I always keep them - in my car. I got a bit of a shock when I just checked it now.
"It's just lucky that I came in to check it."
The regular player said he marked his winning entry using his favourite numbers.
"I just play my same numbers - birthdays and ones that came to me and I've just played them for a little while," he said.
"This is certainly the biggest prize I've ever won."
As for what he might do with his million-dollar win, the man said he needed to come to terms with his good fortune first.
"It really hasn't sunk in yet. We'll celebrate tonight and then tomorrow just to see if it's sunk in," he laughed.
"I honestly don't know just how I'll use it yet, but I'm sure it will come in very handy."
The man wished to remain anonymous.
Dora Creek Workers Club bar manager Brad Thompson said the win had created a buzz in the club as they waited for the winner to discover their windfall.
"There's been plenty of talk around the club wondering who it could be. Certainly a bit of mystery around," he said.
"We've sold a few Keno 7 Spot and 8 Spot prizes, but this is the best one so far. It's a good win. We wish the winner all the very best with the prize."