Lilydale grandfather unintentionally pranks his granddaughter with million-dollar Monday & Wednesday Lotto win
A Lilydale grandfather known for his practical jokes has struggled to convince his granddaughter they scored a million-dollar prize in last week’s Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw.
The Victorian duo held one of the three division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 4203, drawn Wednesday 27 July 2022.
The division one winning entry was unregistered, which meant we had no way of contacting the winner and had to wait for the ticketholder to come forward to claim their prize.
The Melbourne granddaughter said her grandfather was rendered speechless when he checked their lottery ticket at the local newsagency.
“It’s a funny story, my pop checked the ticket at the local newsagency and the team member told him that he scored division one. He said to her, ‘You’re lying!’,” she laughed.
“We were holidaying in Queensland as a family, and I received a phone call from him. He told me that our Monday & Wednesday Lotto ticket had won division one.
“He likes to make practical jokes all the time, so I thought it was a joke! I said to him, ‘That’s BS!’.
“He kept saying to me, ‘No, no, we won big!’.
“I looked up the winning numbers on The Lott website, and they all matched!
“That’s when I realised it wasn’t a joke. It’s true!
“I can’t believe we won division one. I’m still shocked.”
When asked how the triumphant tag-team planned to enjoy their newfound fortune, the granddaughter said she would look after her nearest and dearest.
“I know my pop’s house really needs a lot of work, so I’ll look at helping him out with my share of the prize,” she shared.
“I’d like to also help set up my mum, so I know she’s looked after for years to come.
“This is great!”
Their winning entry was purchased at Lilydale Village Lotto & News, Shop 5, Lilydale Village, 343 – 347 Main Street, Lilydale.
Lilydale Village Lotto & News owner Dhaval Shah said the division one winning entry was an exciting milestone for his store.
“We’re very excited for the winners, and we’re so happy the division one winning entry went to a regular customer who has always supported us!” he said.
“When the winner checked his ticket, he didn’t know he was holding a division one winning entry worth one million dollars, so he was very excited.
“He couldn’t believe the winning news and I had to take him aside to really convince him!
“Congratulations to the grandfather and granddaughter - we wish you all the best with your prize!”