“The man mistakenly bought two tickets using the same numbers to enter the same jackpot”, this is according to Matt Hart, spokesman for lottery organisers, The Lott. These tickets were purchased at different lottery centres. However, the second ticket is reported as mistakenly bought by the man and with a stroke of luck, both tickets won a whopping $23,3 million each. With these two tickets, he could have been the sole winner, but there’s a third winning ticket that is still to be claimed.
Much to his shock, the now multi-millionaire man says that he couldn’t believe his luck when the lottery staff called him with the news. “You’re kidding!”, was his response. “Am I seeing things? I just checked my entry online and I think I know what you’re about to tell me. I’m speechless, I can’t believe it’, he continued.
This is reported as the game’s biggest jackpot this year and third highest Australian lottery offer in 2019.
The jackpot was not won for seven weeks and therefore resulted in this massive offering of $70 million. Hart describes this win as ‘remarkable’ because ‘there were three division one entries, but two winners’. ‘The reason for this, the two Victorian entries are held by one registered player’, explained Hart.
The man explained that he has been playing the same numbers for the past 30 years without any significance until now. These were the winning numbers: 12, 28, 24, 29, 9, 18 and 25. The supplementary numbers being 13 and 31.
With regards to what his plans are now that he has won the two thirds of the jackpot, his response: ‘I still need time for the news to register. I might think about retiring.
First maybe a new home or a holiday. I’ll definitely share it with my family’, he continued.
Hart mentions that there were 20 punters who won division one in last year’s Oz Lotto and bagged a total of $253,7 million.
Could you be next multi-millionaire? Absolutely!