Aussie bloke who won a $20million Lotto prize says he was stunned when told – despite knowing he had the numbers
- The Aussie man held the only winning division one ticket in the entire country
- His winnings amounted to more than $20 million from Oz Lotto’s draw last night
- The man plans to buy a house, help his family, and travel with the winnings
- The winning ticket was bought from a news agency in Tullamarine, Melbourne
An Australian man has become an overnight multi-millionaire after winning $20 million in a lotto draw – 20 times the amount he first thought he had won.
The Melbourne player held the only division one winning ticket in Oz Lotto’s draw last night.
When officials called the Tullamarine resident on Wednesday morning, he joked that winning $1 million was the secret to a good night’s sleep.
The Aussie man held the only winning division one ticket in the entire country
‘I’m still in bed right now, but I checked my Oz Lotto ticket last night while getting dinner ready, so I think I know why you’re calling,’ he said.
Overwhelmed, the man said he felt ‘like a dream’ when officials told him that his true winnings totaled $20,034,283.20.
‘But I thought I’d won one million dollars, not twenty million dollars, he said. ‘I assumed multiple people won the prize, not just me.’
‘I never thought I’d become an overnight multi-millionaire. It’s so much money! This is very overwhelming.
‘I know this is true, but it doesn’t feel like it. It feels like a dream!
The man said he was yet to celebrate his winnings and planned to have a ‘nice sleep in’ before calling his family to share the news of his overnight fortune.
When asked what he will do with the money, he said he can now ‘live his best life’ and plans to buy a home, help his family, and go travelling.
The man bought the winning ticket from the Tullamarine Authorized Newsagency, in Melbourne’s north-west.
Newsagency owner, Sasha Kulincevic, said his entire team was celebrating the division one win.
The winning ticket was bought from a news agency in Tullamarine, Melbourne
‘We’ve been sharing the news with all our customers, and they’re all excited and hoping they’re next,’ Mr Kulincevic said.
‘Hopefully this is the start of a winning streak.’
The Lotto’s division one winning tally has now reached 376 so far this financial year.
In 2021, 18 division one winning Oz Lotto entries across Australia collectively won more than $279.7 million – with the biggest jackpot of $50 million, which was shared by a Queensland and Victorian player in November.
Of the 18 winning entries, six landed in Victoria, five in NSW, three in Western Australian, two in Queensland and one each in South Australia and the Northern Territory.
The latest win had the numbers 4, 22, 30, 17, 5, 45, 34, with supplementary numbers 31 and 44.