Well that’s one way to kick off the New Year…
A Gold Coast man has discovered he’s the city’s newest millionaire after finally checking his entry in last Thursday’s Set for Life Lotto draw.
The lucky local held the only division one winning entry across the country, but officials had no way of telling him as the entry was unregistered, sparking a major search.
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However, the man finally checked his ticket yesterday and was informed of the life-changing news that he had now won $20,000 a month for the next 20 years!
“Thank you! I still cannot believe it,” he said.
“I checked my ticket, but I just wasn’t sure it was real until you confirmed it just now.
“It’s not a bad win! I never win anything, so this is unbelievable.”
The regular Lotto player said he would still turn up for work in 2022, but hoped the prize would allow him to support causes close to his heart.
“I’ll keep working. I like what I do,” he said.
“I can promise you it will do a lot of good. It’s just going to help me help others. It means more for the charities I support.”
The winning entry was purchased at Mudgeeraba Markets Newsagency.