An overwhelmed Mount Cotton man has described the timing of his million-dollar Wednesday Gold Lotto fortune as “impeccable”, after recently losing his family home in the northern New South Wales bushfires. 

The Redlands resident held the only division one winning entry nationally in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3937 on Wednesday 8 January 2020. He takes home a prize of $1 million. 

This morning, a Golden Casket official contacted the man who was oblivious to his win and already at work. 

“Did I win one million dollars?” he questioned. 

“Am I seeing things? Is this real? 

“Wow. This is unreal. 

“Thank you so much. 

“My family just lost their home in the bushfires in northern New South Wales and it wasn’t insured, so thank you very much. 

“This is amazing. Wow. This is so good. 

“I had no idea at all. 

“I can’t wait to go home and give my wife a big kiss and a cuddle! 

“The entry was marked with her special numbers and now they’ve delivered in a big way. 

“This is a miracle!” 

The emotional winner said he hoped his unexpected windfall symbolised the beginning of better things to come. 

“This really has come at the most incredible time,” he said. 

“All that was left of the home was a few charred teacups. 

“We didn’t know if we would ever be able to rebuild but now we definitely can! 

“This is amazing. I can’t get over it.” 

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry online at – Australia’s official lotteries.