Moonee Ponds man worries colleagues with screams of joy over $100,000 win
A Moonee Ponds man screamed so loudly while on the phone to a colleague that it caused them to worry – but it wasn’t a scream of fear, it was because he just discovered he won $100,000!
The Victorian player won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $100,000 in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10397, drawn Thursday 30 July 2020.
Speaking with us, the exhilarated winner admitted he was on cloud nine after realising he was now $100,000 richer.
“Wow! Amazing!” he laughed happily.
“When I initially saw your email, I was actually on the phone to a colleague.
“I logged into my online account and I saw how much I won.
“I screamed so loudly! My colleague didn’t know what was going on.
“I told them I won $100,000. They said ‘Nah, you’re kidding!’.
“I thought ‘No way! Is this a scam?’.
“But I knew I had bought a ticket! So it started to feel real after that.
“I just cannot believe this.
“Honestly I don’t know how to feel.
“I am excited, overwhelmed! I don’t know really! This is insane!”
When asked how he planned to enjoy his unexpected prize, the delighted winner said it would mean a long-held dream of his could become a reality.
“I am going to buy a house. It will go straight towards a deposit. I can’t wait!” he said gleefully.
“We are in Melbourne, so we can’t do too much to celebrate. We will have a nice dinner and a glass of wine tonight though.
“We will do some online house hunting while we’re at it!”
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry of ten random numbers online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.