“Is this a joke?” Gold Coast man scoops ENTIRE $60M Lotto Jackpot!

A Gold Coast man would have had sweet dreams last night, if he could even sleep at all, after finding out he had scooped the entire $60 million Powerball jackpot.

The retired man from Burleigh Heads held the only division one winning entry in all of the country, with the whopping prize the second largest won by a single entry in Australian lottery history.

When contacted by an official from the Lott last night, the bewildered winner couldn’t contain his disbelief.


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“Is this a joke? You’ve got to be kidding me surely!” he exclaimed through nervous laughter.

“That’s unbelievable! I’m a bit stunned. I don’t know what to say. I’m staggered. I can’t get my head around it.

“It’s a bit surreal really. To be honest, I’ve never thought about what I would do if I won $60 million.

“It’s a dream. You enter it and you don’t expect to win it.

“I’d better hang on tight to my ticket!”

The thrilled winner revealed that he had purchased his winning entry on a whim.

“Sometimes it’s a spur of the moment thing. I usually grab a ticket when there is a large jackpot,” he explained.

“I have been playing it on and off since the game started and have never won anything more than $600!”

When asked how he planned to spend his out-of-this-world Powerball windfall the self-confessed staggered bloke revealed it would be shared amongst his family.

“Most likely I will share it with my family and go on a real good holiday!” he exclaimed.

“I’m just staggered. I don’t know what to say.

“I’m retired, but I’m young enough that I will still have plenty of time to enjoy it.

“I’m over the moon. It’s just life-changing. I’m shaking.”

The thrilled winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning 50-game QuickPick entry from Nextra Burleigh Town News.

It is the first time the $60 million Powerball jackpot has been won since 2013.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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