“This is crazy!”: Canberra Defence Force worker in his 20s flies away with $4.8 million Set for Life prize
A young Canberra man working in the Australian Defence Force is today happily contemplating what life will look like after scoring the Set for Life division one prize of $4.8 million, paid over the next two decades.
The winner, who is in his 20s, held the only division one winning entry in Set for Life draw 2001, drawn Wednesday 27 January 2021. He takes home the division one prize of $4.8 million, paid in instalments of $20,000 a month for 20 years.
This morning, we broke the news to the young man, who was completely oblivious he’d become Set for Life.
“Oh my god! Are you kidding me?” he laughed.
“Is this even real? I don’t know how to feel! I don’t know what to do!
“This is really good! This is crazy. This is so crazy!
“Oh my god, I am supposed to be working today, but there’s no way I will be able to.
“I think I am going to have to call in sick and spend the day celebrating instead.”
When asked how the he planned to enjoy his prize, the young man admitted plans were already forming.
“I am definitely going to look after my parents,” he shared.
“Then I might get myself a house.
“I am sure there will be a few holidays and investments too.
“I am sure I will keep working. I want to be sensible with my prize.
“It’s just so crazy to think about!”
The winner’s life-changing 25-game QuickPick entry was purchased online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.