A Queensland man in his 20s has vowed he’ll be retiring rather than returning to work in the new year after winning a whopping $10 million on Christmas Day!
The man, from Hervey Bay, was the only division one winner nationally in Tuesday’s Oz Lotto draw.
Speaking with a Golden Casket official this morning, the overwhelmed winner admitted to feeling a mix of emotions from sheer shock to excitement.
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“Oh my god! That is a shock isn’t it! Oh wow!” he exclaimed.
The man said he had just finished Christmas dinner with the family when he sat down to check his ticket online and discovered the life-changing news.
“I really just couldn’t believe it. I think it said ‘you’ve won $10 million’. I was in utter disbelief,” he said.
“I didn’t really get much for Christmas, this was one of the only things, so it’s a pretty good present. It’s a Christmas I’ll never forget.”
The man said his first priority was using his Oz Lotto win to set up his young family for the future.
“We’ll certainly be buying a house – there’ll be no more renting,” he declared.
“We just want to live comfortably for the rest of our lives and be happy.
“I might start some kind of business or something I want to do, but it means I won’t have to stress about it. That way it’s not so much a job but something I love to do and it’s not a worry.
“I really can’t believe it. I’m retiring in my 20s!”
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning 12-game entry online at thelott.com.