Most people dream of winning Lotto at least once in their lifetime… but this Aussie Dad has become a millionaire after winning division one TWICE last night.
The lucky man from Parramatta in Sydney scored two of the six division one wins nationally in Monday’s draw after he accidentally marked two games with the exact same numbers.
The double win means he takes home double the winnings, a whopping $1,333,333.34.
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“I’m in a state of shock!” the father told NSW Lottery officials this morning.
“You have no idea how this has helped my family… I’ll be able to pay off my mortgage and I’m able to help my kids. It’s already been spent mate, but all wisely I can assure you.”
The ecstatic man, who wishes to remain anonymous, explained how a happy accident led to his double division one win.
“I’ve been buying lottery tickets for a while now,” he said.
“You can’t dream if you don’t have a ticket. So I buy a ticket!
“I used to just buy QuickPick tickets at random. But then I sat down and saw what numbers were picked out most frequently and least frequently, and just used combinations of those.
“But it wasn’t deliberate that I had two rows of the same numbers. It was just that I had to mark another line on the ticket, so it’s a very happy accident!”
The winning numbers in last night’s draw were 9, 2, 19, 17, 36 and 22 while the supplementary numbers were 26 and 8.