Cheltenham man ready to relax in retirement after $1 million lotto win
A hardworking Cheltenham man is looking forward to putting his feet up after discovering he is now a millionaire from winning division one in Monday & Wednesday Lotto.
The happy man held one of the three division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3872, drawn Monday 27 May 2019. Each entry takes home the guaranteed division one prize of $1 million.
Sharing his joy with us this afternoon, the over-the-moon winner revealed he was still in shock over the life-changing discovery.
“Thank you! It was a bit of a shock when I found out yesterday! It’s all a bit much!” he laughed.
“I usually grab a QuickPick into Monday, Wednesday and Saturday Lotto and whenever I check my tickets I just hope to get a small prize. I’d be happy to get anything!
“This is a lot more than a small prize! It is a little bit different!
“I went and checked my ticket at the outlet and they said to me ‘you’re the one!’ I could not believe it.
“It still hasn’t sunk in that I am going to be a millionaire. I think I need to see it in my bank account.
“Even then I think it will take a while to sink in!”
When asked how the hardworking man planned to enjoy his windfall, he revealed the prize had sped up his retirement plans.
“I am getting pretty close to retirement age and I think this will help a lot!” he declared.
“This might bring my retirement plans forward a bit.
“I’ve been working at the same place for 40 years so it will be nice to put my feet up and relax.”
The thrilled winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his 12-game QuickPick entry at Southland Lucky Lotto, Shop 2081A Westfield Southland, 1239 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham.