A McLaren Vale man who’d been dreaming of quitting his job to spend more time camping and fishing is ready to make that dream a reality after winning $4.8 million in Set for Life. 

The winner held the only division one winning entry in Set for Life draw 2314, drawn Monday 6 December 2021. He takes home the division one prize of $4.8 million, paid in instalments of $20,000 a month for 20 years. 

This is the second Set for Life division one wins to land in South Australia during the past two days. 

This morning, an official from The Lott called the Adelaide winner, who was completely oblivious his life had changed. 

“F***ing hell! I had no idea! What the hell?!” he laughed. 

“You’ve sent a cold shiver down my spine. I feel very weird right now. 

“This is f***ing amazing. I’m astounded. I can’t believe this. 

“I’d seen that another person from Adelaide had won Set for Life over the weekend. I was reading their story this morning, and I thought ‘that lucky bastard!’. Turns out I’m a lucky bastard too! 

“I think I need to go lay down and comprehend what’s happened. This is incredible. 

“Sadly, I have a few appointments and work meetings to go to today, so I can’t celebrate. But once the money goes into my account, I will do something really special. 

“I’m going to retire from work immediately. I haven’t enjoyed my job for the last year, it’s been a real struggle to go to work, so I’d been thinking of changing jobs. 

“But now I don’t have to work at all. It’s the best feeling! I can finish up and just relax and enjoy life instead. It’ll change everything for me. Woo-hoo! 

“I will pay off my mortgage as well. Then I’d love to spend more time camping and fishing. 

“I’ll definitely upgrade my camping and fishing gear too. 

“I’m a pretty simple guy, but I am certainly going to enjoy this.” 

The winner’s life-changing 25-game QuickPick entry was purchased online at thelott.com – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.