An Australian man struck it lucky with a $16.6 million lottery win. His third of the $50 million jackpot prize win came as a complete surprise to him. So much so that he hung up on the lottery officials calling to inform him of the win.
The Big Lottery Prize Winner from Manly’s Reaction
The surprised Manly resident who scooped the huge lottery win checked his ticket after the initial phone call. When the officials called again, he was still in shock, responding: “Are you serious!?! You are kidding me! I can’t believe it.” He added: “You have made my whole life! How amazing is this?” Although the lottery win was a major surprise to the man, he did experience some wishful thinking earlier on the day of the draw. He said: “Earlier today I thought I’d love to win,” and continued to say: “I was just thinking in my head driving along and lo and behold, I won. I can’t believe it.” This lucky Aussie lottery player says he plans to: “have a happy life” and invest his winnings.
The Other Two Thirds of The $50 million Jackpot
Two other Australians struck it lucky in the same draw and shared the $50 million with the Manly lottery winner. One of the other winners is a woman from Queensland who is said to have screamed for several minutes when she heard the news. The third Aussie lottery player who claimed their $16.6 million share is a man from Western Australia.
The Big Lottery Win Conclusion
Winning big with the lottery might seem like a distant dream to gamblers in Australia. But, there are some who strike it lucky. So, wishful thinking can actually become a reality although the chances are slim. What would your reaction be if you would land a big lottery win?