Truck driver stops for dinner at Tullamore Hotel and walks away with new car and money

THUMBS UP: Professional truck driver Colin Ahearn stopped at the Tullamore Hotel for dinner and came away with $6,000 and a mustang. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

THUMBS UP: Professional truck driver Colin Ahearn stopped at the Tullamore Hotel for dinner and came away with $6,000 and a mustang. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

A 59 year-old truck driver is celebrating the best dinner of his life after discovering his quick meal stop at the Tullamore Hotel has won him a $6000 jackpot and a Mustang. 

Professional truck driver Colin Ahearn stopped at the Tullamore Hotel for dinner and decided to have a game of Keno at the same time. 

He hadn’t been home for four weeks and was resting in his truck when he was woken to be told he’d won the Ford Mustang GT Fastback in Keno’s Win a Mustang promotion.

“I was in there for tea. I’m always on the highway,” Colin said.

“My missus didn’t believe me when I called to tell her. It took me a while to believe it was true too.”

Tullamore Hotel owner Anna Heitzmann said she was delighted for the winner and extremely excited about being the venue to give away the prize.

“A young staff member, Kristen, was working that night, and helped the winner fill out the ticket,” Anna said.

“When he won the jackpot, he gave her $40 to celebrate after her shift,” she said.