“I’ll remember this for the rest of my life”: Lake Macquarie man has world at his feet with $15 million Oz Lotto windfall
A Lake Macquarie man in his 30s is ready to embrace life as a newly minted multi-millionaire and travel the world after taking home a mind-boggling $15 million in last night’s Oz Lotto draw.
The New South Wales resident held one of the two division one winning entries nationally in Oz Lotto draw 1526, drawn Tuesday 16 May 2023 and took home a total prize of $15 million.
The regular player took a little longer to discover his life-changing windfall this morning after initially ignoring multiple calls from us, fearing the winning news was a scam.
“No way! I’m in shock!” he chuckled.
“Holy cow! This is very hard to believe.
“That’s unbelievable. My mind is blank!
“I thought it was some sort of scam because there’s so many going around these days. I told my boss after I received multiple messages about a potential win. He’s sitting right next to me now.
“I don’t know if I’ll keep working today. I’ll have to sort some stuff out!
“I’ve been playing Oz Lotto for years, but I never expected this day to come.
“I’ll remember this phone call for the rest of my life.
“This is absolutely crazy.”
With $15 million about to land in his bank account, the chirpy man couldn’t wait to go house hunting and travel around the world.
“I’ll definitely buy a house. That’s a big priority!” he shared.
“I'm one hundred per cent due for a holiday. I’m not too sure where I’ll go as I usually go on cheap holidays!
“Now, I can travel anywhere I want!
“Thank you so much.”
His winning 18-game entry was purchased online at thelott.com – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.