Truckie wins big, in nick of time

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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.

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