A Port Melbourne man who recently lost his job during the COVID-19 pandemic is now looking forward to better times ahead after waking up to a $5 million Oz Lotto win.

The victorious Victorian held the only division one winning entry in Oz Lotto draw 1476, drawn Tuesday 31 May 2022, and takes home $5,783,235.07.

We reached out to the gleeful winner, who was oblivious to the his multi-million-dollar windfall.

“This is amazing! I feel like I should sit down and process this, but my head is spinning,” he proclaimed.

“I was just on the phone with my business partner when you called, so I’ll have to call her back in a moment and tell her this amazing news.

“She’ll fall off her perch!

“It’s been a tough three years, so this is a huge boost.

“I can’t believe it. I’ve played Oz Lotto for years now and always dreamed of winning, but you never really expect it to happen to you.

“What a Wednesday!”

When asked how he planned to enjoy his good fortune, he shared he would the prize money to kick-start his business.

“We’re in the process of starting a new business, so this has come at the most perfect time!” he exclaimed.

“This will go straight to the that  – it's a dream come true!”

The Melbourne man’s winning System 8 QuickPick was purchased online at thelott.com – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.