Qld man scoops entire Oz Lotto jackpot
- A Gold Coast tradie in his 40s has won the entire jackpot prize in last night's Oz Lotto draw.
- The man plans to hang up his tool belt for an early retirement, pay off his mortgage and do some big renovations, and spend his days perfecting his golf swing.
- He purchased his 50-game QuickPick from Paradise Point News which has now reached a trifecta of division one winning entries within 14 months.
A man in his 40s from the Gold Coast suburbs walked off site this morning when he got the life-changing news that his 50-game QuickPick entry in last night's $20 million Oz Lotto draw scooped the entire jackpot prize pool!
The ecstatic winner, a construction worker, was already at work when out of the blue he received a phone call from Golden Casket with the news that he'd become a multi-millionaire overnight.
"This has got to be a wind-up! Is this real? This is bloody unbelievable!" the man exclaimed.
"Oh my god! Please mind my language but this is ****ing awesome!
"You know what, I thought you were a telemarketer or something. This is a much better phone call than I could have ever expected!"
The happy man was not going to waste any time getting his new multi-millionaire lifestyle started.
"I've been a construction worker all my life but I'll definitely hang up the tool belt now!" he exclaimed.
"Sorry but this better not be a wind-up since I'm saying goodbye to the blokes at work now, because I'm never coming back here!"
When asked what he plans to do in his early retirement with a staggering $20 million in his bank account, the man said he had a few ideas up his sleeve.
"First I'll pay off my house and finally get around to doing some big scale renovations," the man explained.
"Then I'll spend my days playing golf because I love it and I'll actually have the time and money to be good now," he laughed.
The winner wishes to remain anonymous.
The man purchased his division one winning 50-game QuickPick from Paradise Point News, Shop 1, 11 Grice Avenue in Paradise Point.
This Oz Lotto jackpot win is the third division one win for the outlet in just 14 months after selling two Saturday Gold Lotto tickets which won division one prizes in March and October 2015.
The winning numbers in Oz Lotto's $20 million draw 1168 on Tuesday 5 July 2016 were 43, 41, 37, 14, 9, 2 and 31. The supplementary numbers were 1 and 17.
After four weeks of jackpotting the Oz Lotto prize reached $20 million for last night's draw and will offer a $2 million division one prize next Tuesday.
Trip down memory lane
In May 2016, a married couple from Leongatha claimed a $40 million Oz Lotto prize after a three day search.
In August 2015, three winning entries shared in a $60 million Oz Lotto jackpot prize - each worth $20 million - including a young man in his 20s from Brisbane's south-west suburb of Inala, a Darwin store syndicate, and one in Western Australia.