A young St Kilda essential worker who’s been itching to dust off his passport and travel the world is now ready to embark on an overseas odyssey after taking home $20,000 a month for 20 years in Set for Life.

The Victorian held the only division one winning entry nationally in Set for Life draw 2455, drawn Tuesday 26 April 2022.

This morning, an official from The Lott reached out to the victorious Victorian, who was going about his usual morning and was completely oblivious to being Set for Life.

“Oh gosh! Is this real? I can’t believe this,” he cheered.

“Is this a scam? I don’t believe you – wow!

“I’m an essential worker, so the past two years have been crazy busy during the pandemic. I haven’t been able to see my family as well. I can’t wrap my head around this!

“Oh gosh, honestly, I’m going to go home after work today and sit on the couch and decompress. Never in a million years would I think this day would come after playing Set for Life since the game started.

“About seven years ago, my partner and I chose these lottery numbers, and I’m trying to wrap my head around why we chose them – I’m so glad we did.

“The first thing I’m going to do is travel. I’ve been working hard for a long time, and I’d love to put my feet up and relax.

“Southeast Asia is on the top of my travel list. Japan is number one and then maybe Taiwan and Vietnam.  

“I’ll be working on myself and perhaps also start my own business doing something I’m more passionate about.

“We will definitely celebrate this milestone!”

His marked 2-game entry was purchased online at thelott.com – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.