A Landsborough man has swapped his morning cereal for champagne to celebrate his “mind-altering” $50 million win in last night’s Oz Lotto draw.
The Sunshine Coast winner held the only division one winning entry nationally in Oz Lotto draw 1573, drawn Tuesday, 9 April 2024. They take home the entire $50 million jackpot.
The Queenslander is the third-biggest winner of any lottery game so far in 2024.
While we attempted to reach out to the new multi-millionaire last night, the winner didn’t discover his good fortune until this morning when he saw multiple missed calls.
Although the entry is registered to an online account, officials from The Lott were unable to make contact with the winner tonight on the contact details provided to deliver the life-changing news.
“I’m sort of in shock. Is that true?” the winner laughed.
“Oh my god! It’s not big, mate. It’s mind-blowing!
“I’m shaking.

“I slept peacefully last night as I’d left my phone in another room. I had no idea until I saw all the missed calls this morning. I thought, ‘that’s unusual’. Then I heard the voicemail and thought, ‘this is getting weird’.

“I’ve gone through the ticket 15 times! Sh**!
“This is mind-altering. It means I can resign from work – that’ll be it!
“When my bank manager asked me years ago what my retirement plans, I said, ‘to win the lottery’. He just laughed at me.  Well, I have!
“Another thing will be paying off the mortgage. That’s the very first thing. For the first time, I’m going to own my house outright.
“I don’t know how to feel. You made my day, made my life!
“I know it’s only early morning, but I think we’ll pop some champagne to celebrate.”
The man’s winning 6-game QuickPick entry was purchased on The Lott website – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.