A Townsville man has admitted to checking his division one winning lottery ticket over and over again as he struggled to believe he’d won a million-dollar Wednesday Gold Lotto prize. 

The north Queenslander held the only division one winning entry across Australia in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3993, drawn Wednesday 22 July 2020 and takes home a division one prize of $1 million.

 Confirming his win with us this afternoon, the man said he couldn’t quite believe the life-changing news. 

“Wow,” he managed eventually. 

“Thank you. Thank you. 

“I just realised the news was true today. 

“I checked my ticket over and over again, and I still didn’t believe it. 

“A lot of things are running through my mind right now. I am so excited! 

“I only just started buying lottery tickets a few weeks ago. 

“I cannot believe this has happened to me. It’s amazing.” 

When asked how he imagined life as a millionaire, the winner said he still couldn’t contemplate it. 

“Oh gosh, I have no idea,” he said. 

“First of all, I will help my family. 

“Then the rest I don’t know. I will have to really think about it. 

“I’ve never imagined being a millionaire!” 

The happy winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry at NewsExtra Centro, Shop 6, Centro Plaza, Nathan Street. Aitkenvale.