Rockhampton’s newest retiree heading straight for the sea with Set for Life prize
A Rockhampton man says he’s buying a boat and sailing around the country as he embarks on an immediate and early retirement thanks to his Set for Life division one win.
The winner held the only division one winning entry in Set for Life draw 2005, drawn Sunday 31 January 2021. He takes home the division one prize of $4.8 million paid in instalments of $20,000 a month for 20 years.
Sharing his disbelief with us this morning, the overwhelmed winner said he was struggling to come to terms with the news.
“I’m in disbelief,” he said.
“I just cannot believe it!
“I checked my ticket online about an hour ago and I thought it was a scam of some sort.
“It’s phenomenal. Thank you so much.
“I am in disbelief. It’s going to take a while to sink in, that’s for sure.
“It just shows you’ve got to be in it to win it.
“What a wonderful prize. I’ve often thought to myself about what it would be like to receive $20,000 a month for 20 years and now I will know!
“You never think you are going to actually win it but here I am.
“Now I am a millionaire! I just cannot believe it.”
When asked exactly what he may do with $20,000 hitting his bank every month, he didn’t take long to share his immediate plans.
“Well I’ve recently been doing the numbers and looking at when I can retire,” he said.
“I thought it would still be a few years away but it’s going to be right now!
“I’ve also been looking at buying a boat and I definitely will be.
“I’ve always wanted to sail around Australia, now I have absolutely no excuse!
“I will also be helping my family, I will be sharing it with them.
“This honestly feels like a dream. I keep expecting to wake up!”
The life-changing 3-game QuickPick was purchased online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.