SELF-confessed Rainbow Beach Hotel regular Trevor Ansell never dreamed he would own his very own Harley-Davidson motorbike.
"It was way out of my league, or so I thought," he told The Gympie Times.
But yesterday he took possession of a Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 in front of a crowd of his mates at the hotel.
To win the bike, Mr Ansell had to play a Keno ticket, something he did every day, and enter the replay competition.
He admitted he was not trying to win a bike, instead he had his eye on a Harley backpack.
"It was drawn on Sunday and a local won it (the backpack), I thought that's it.
"Then Adam rang me."
Mr Ansell was so shocked by the win he did not believe it.
What he said to Rainbow Beach Hotel manager Adam Rummery can not be repeated in this publication.
"I thought he was having a go. I still can't believe I am the owner of a Harley-Davidson."
The retired beach wormer and keen fisherman said he had a motorbike licence once - he used to ride when he was in his early 20s - and was still deciding if he would try to renew his skills.
"It's been 40 years since I've ridden a bike."
However he will have a "putt" around at home on the $13,000 prize and has not ruled out cruising around the coast.
Mr Rummery said he was excited that a Rainbow Beach local won the bike, one of three given away in Queensland.
"He didn't believe it at first, then he was chuffed," he said.
"I didn't believe it either."
Mr Ansell said he had called Rainbow Beach home for the past 11 years but had owned a house there since 1978.
"I was a professional beach wormer for a number of years up Rainbow Beach and Fraser," he said.
"Now I'm retired."
While only the second Harley competition, it is fast becoming an institution for Keno players - hundreds entered in Rainbow Beach.
Keno sales manager Paul Carew confirmed thousands of players across the state had entered the draw.
"All they had to do was replay an old Keno ticket during the competition," he said.
"Only last month, one of Keno's biggest ever major jackpot winners won a massive $3.36 million simply by replaying his Keno ticket."
The classic motorcycle was one of six given away by Keno across New South Wales and Queensland.
Wake up to the magic of the rolling green hills with the beautiful backdrop of Mt. Pinbarren. The breathtaking views extend as far as the eye can see. This...
Are you looking for a home that gives you a sense of peace and tranquility and the privacy that 15 acres of your own slice of paradise will give you? Do you want...
What a perfect location, set between Cooroy and Tewantin in lovely Tinbeerwah, this property offers a low set rendered, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with 4 bay shed...
Great opportunities for all investors, first home buyers and renovators - this is the one! And it WILL be sold! 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Queenslander with combined...
Rarely do such fabulous opportunities present themselves in the historic township of Eumundi. This is your opportunity to buy either a wonderful brand new...
This will not last long !! Fresh paint, new carpets, new blinds - all it needs is you! Ideally located in Noosa Parklands - close to transport, just steps to the...
Owned by one of Noosa's historic families for nearly 60 years, this magnificent block with panoramic views over Lake Doonella is reluctantly being relinquished. ...
Happiness is....Peace, Privacy and Plenty of Room!!! Large and light filled open plan living, kitchen and dining with floor to ceiling glass windows and doors...
Nestled at the end of a very quiet and private cul-de-sac, this golf mansion is truly a masterpiece. Prestigious homes like this are very hard to find in any...
Located walking distance from the Tewantin CBD this spacious one level home is ideal for a growing family looking for room to spread out. Features 4 bedrooms plus...
Join the Community.
Get your local news, your way.
Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.