“It’s the best present!”: Marrickville dad wins $20 million Oz Lotto prize on Christmas Eve
Santa was especially generous to a Marrickville dad this year, delivering a $20 million Oz Lotto division one prize on Christmas Eve.
The Sydney player held the only division one winning entry across Australia in Oz Lotto draw 1349, drawn Tuesday 24 December 2019. He takes home the entire division one prize of $20 million.
However, the man in his 40s only discovered his life-changing fortune this morning when we made contact with him to confirm the win.
“Oh wow!” he laughed when the multi-million-dollar Oz Lotto prize was revealed.
“I had no idea I had won on Christmas Eve! I’m speechless. I’m a bit shaky actually. I’m just speechless.
“It’s a very nice Christmas gift! It’s the best present!
“It’s been an ok year, but this really caps it off perfectly. This news is definitely the best way to finish off the year.
“This will be hard to top next Christmas!”
The New South Welshman held the 13th Oz Lotto division one winning entry so far in 2019. These 13 Oz Lotto division one winning entries have collectively won $320 million.
But the chuckling man admitted he almost didn’t answer the phone call from us that confirmed his $20 million Oz Lotto win.
“Thanks for this phone call, I really appreciate it,” he said.
“When the phone rang, I was thinking ‘should I answer this call?’. At this point in time, I’m really glad I answered.”
So overwhelmed by the revelation, the new multi-millionaire confessed he couldn’t yet turn his mind to how he would use his mammoth prize.
“I’m still thinking is someone trying to play a trick on me?” he laughed.
“I’m in a bit of a daze!
“I can’t even think what we’ll do with it.
“It hasn’t sunk in yet. I’m just thinking ‘is this true what I’m hearing?’.
“I think things will change a bit for me and my family in 2020. It won’t change all of a sudden, but we’ll ease into it. We’re in for a fantastic year.
“I can’t wait to tell my family. Oh mate, they won’t believe it.”
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning 24-game QuickPick online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.