Truckie wins big, in nick of time
BRISBANE driver Frank Weis hadn’t ever considered himself to be a lucky guy.
He had recently hit a rough patch and was left unable to work after a collision 18 months ago.
The injuries left the former Newcastle resident struggling and in desperate need of surgery.
In such a bad way, he was even about to sell his home, but one cold one at his local turned his life around.
“I was actually headed home early to finish the paperwork to sell the house,” Frank said.
“We thought we’ve enough for a couple of beers, so we went in there put a couple of numbers on and well yeah, they just come up.
“The Keno numbers just came up.”
Instantly the couple on the brink of selling everything became millionaires.
The fateful ticket bearing the same numbers he ran for the past ten years was worth $1.7 million.
“The last two years have been a struggle for me, the business went from champagne to sh*t. I got done for a fair bit of money from a couple of years ago and being a little backyard business like this it’s hard to get over it,” Frank said.
“Then the accident happened so we thought we would sell up and get over it, obviously we canned all that now, I can keep the house.
“It was close. Scary, you know?
“It’s going to help a hell of a lot, there is not going to be much left over, but at the end of the day still it’s going to be 100% good for us.”
WINNERS: Truck driver Frank Weis and his partner Kim Van Mosseveld celebrate the $1.7 million dollar Keno jackpot win.