Million-dollar Lotto win music to Berwick man’s ears
A new guitar is just one of the items on the shopping list of a Berwick man who became an overnight millionaire from one of last week’s Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw.
The Melburnian held the only division one winning entry in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 4177, drawn Wednesday 27 April 2022 and takes home a total prize of $1 million.
Speaking to us this morning, the happy winner revealed he’d spent two days oblivious to his new millionaire status.
“Wow! Thank you! I can’t believe I didn’t know anything about it for two days,” he shared.
“I just went into the newsagency to get my ticket, and they said someone had won a million dollars.
“I just said, ‘well, good luck to that person’. I handed over my ticket, they scanned it, and they said, ‘I think you’ve won it!’.
“I just felt normal for a bit. I was still absorbing the news, but it hit me later when I saw my wife. It will hit me even more when the money’s in my bank account.
“When my wife came home, I took her to the bedroom where I had hidden the ticket and whispered, ‘I’ve won $1 million!”. I started tearing up.
“The first thing I want to do is buy a new, top-of-the-range guitar. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.
“We’ll also finish off the mortgage.
“Ths is life-changing for us.”
The life-changing entry was purchased at Berwick Springs Lotto and News, Kiosk 2 Eden Rise Village, 1 O'Shea Road, Berwick.
Berwick Springs Lotto and News owner Bernard Aulia said he was thrilled his latest big winner had finally discovered the sensational news.
“It’s so exciting to know that a customer has won a major prize. We wish him all the very best with his prize and hope he and his family enjoy it,” he said.
“The customers and the entire Berwick community are delighted that someone has won one million dollars from our store.
“This is the sixth division one winning entry we’ve sold at our store since we started the business in 2015. We last sold a division one winning share in a central syndicate in 2020.
“We always tell our customers, ‘You’ve got to be in it to win it’, and this latest win proves that.”