Sleepless night for West Melbourne man after $1 million Lotto win
A West Melbourne man in his 30s has revealed he had a sleepless night after discovering he is now $1 million richer from taking home the coveted division one prize in last night’s Monday & Wednesday Lotto.
The man held the only winning entry nationally in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3833 on Wednesday 9 January 2019 and takes home the guaranteed division one prize of $1 million.
This morning when we spoke to him, the happy winner revealed he hadn’t slept a wink since he discovered the million-dollar news.
“Thank you! Thank you so much! You know I couldn’t sleep last night!” he exclaimed.
“When I buy my entry online I usually get an email to say if I have won something, and I didn’t get one last night.
“So I logged in and checked it and saw that I had won division one.
“I couldn’t sleep I was thinking about it so much, so I am glad you have confirmed it!”
The sleep-deprived winner confessed he purchased his winning entry on a whim.
“I’ve been playing every week for about five or six years and usually just grab a small QuickPick entry,” he explained.
“I had about $45 in my online account from previous wins, and after buying an entry into the big Powerball draw I had a bit of money left over.
“I thought ‘oh I’ll grab a QuickPick for tonight as well’. I can’t believe I won $1 million on just a 12-game QuickPick!”
When asked how he planned to spend his Monday & Wednesday Lotto windfall, the self-confessed exhausted winner revealed he needed a good night’s sleep before making any decisions.
“I don’t know! I can’t believe it. I think I’ll have to wait until it is in my bank account until I plan what I will do with it,” he laughed.
“It has come at a great time and will take the pressure off.
“I’m glad I don’t have to go to work today because I need to sleep after not sleeping last night!”
The regular player, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his entry online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.