$11 million Oz Lotto win marks the beginning of a new life for Canberra man
A Canberra man says he just about fell out of his car when he checked his Oz Lotto ticket and discovered he was the mystery multi-millionaire lottery officials had been searching for.
The ACT player held the only division one winning entry nationally in Oz Lotto draw 1390, drawn Tuesday 6 October 2020. He takes home the entire division one prize of $11,283,854.81.
Sharing his disbelief with an our team this morning, the overwhelmed winner was convinced he was reading the results on his phone wrong.
“Holy sh*t!” he yelled.
“I don’t even know what to say. Wow. I am freaking out. Wow.
“This doesn’t feel real! I think I’ll only believe it when I see the money in my bank account.
“I had the ticket in my wallet and I just pulled it out and scanned it on the app.
“When I saw $11 million appear on my screen I just about fell out of the car.
“I am freaking out. I can’t believe it.
“This is actually unbelievable. I never thought this would happen to me.
“I won’t be sleeping for days!”
When asked what he might do with a spare $11 million, the Canberra resident explained he’d be starting with two things in particular.
“I’m always hoping for $1,000 or $2,000 or so to pay some bills,” he laughed.
“But this! it’s going to take a while to get my head around it!
“I will definitely have to talk to a financial planner.
“I can’t wait to call my mum and tell her as soon as I get off the phone.
“My parents have struggled forever so I can’t wait to tell them that I will be buying them a house!
“And then I’ll be able to buy myself a house as well. I can’t comprehend what that will be like.
“Oh my god. I can’t believe it.
“This is the beginning of a new life for me, that’s for sure!”
The life-changing entry was purchased at Charnwood Newsagency, Shop 4, Charnwood Shopping Centre, Fadco Building, 55-75 Charnwood Place, Charnwood.
Charnwood Newsagency owner Stephen Dowling said he was thrilled the winner had come forward and checked his ticket.
“It’s incredible to see this life-changing prize go to one of our local and regular customers,” he said.
“It’s exciting for everyone to see these kind of wins happen in the community.
“Congratulations to him. It sounds like he will really enjoy his prize!”