A Gold Coast man says he’s “contemplating a visit to the hospital to check he’s not having a heart attack” after receiving the shock news he won more than $9 million in today’s Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.
The Coolangatta local took home the entire Jackpot Prize of $9.41 million and received the life-changing phone call while at work this morning.
It’s understood the lucky man was about to on a lunch break when he picked up his phone to an official from The Lott.
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“Wait, hang on. Before you say anything, I need to get my wife, because I have a feeling you’re calling me about good news,” the man said before his winning news was confirmed.
“Oh my god! Holy sh**! My god! I can’t believe this.
“I rarely get excited about anything, but right now I feel like I am almost too excited. My heart is about to beat out of my chest.
“Has anyone ever had a heart attack after receiving a call like this? I think I could! I think my wife could too!
“We need to sit down or we might end up in a hospital!”
When asked how he planned to enjoy his windfall, the newly minted multi-millionaire said he’d be making concrete plans over a nice lunch.
“We have a few bills we want to pay and of course, we will help our family,” he said.
“There will definitely be a few holidays and things like that too. But honestly, I have no idea.”
The man purchased his winning entry online.