Sitting on a fortune: Lucky Australian leaves winning $1.6million lotto ticket in his drawer for three months before claiming his prize
- After leaving a lotto ticket in a drawer, lucky man realises he’s won $1.6million
- Canberra resident one of four division one winners in last year’s October jackpot
- Lucky man said he doesn’t check his Lotto tickets for three months or more
A lucky Australian man found out he won $1.6milllion after finding a winning lotto ticket in his drawer three months after buying it.
The Canberra local was one of four division one winners from last year’s October Saturday draw to take home the $1,614,571.042 prize.
The man said he couldn’t believe $1.6 million had been sitting in his drawer for months.
A lucky Canberra resident made the shocking discovery he’d won $1.6million, after leaving his lotto ticket in a drawer for three months (pictured: stock image of lotto ticket)
‘I don’t check my tickets all the time. I only check them every three months or so,’ he said.
‘I finally got around to checking my ticket and I couldn’t believe it had been in a drawer at home this whole time.’
He said he couldn’t wait to enjoy his new financial freedom, but would ‘definitely continue working’.
‘I am going to take care of my family and pay off the mortgage,’ he said.
The winning entry was purchased at Euro Garages Australia on Shepherd Street in Hume.
The winning numbers in the Saturday Lotto draw on October 24 2020 were 31, 38, 3, 30, 23 and 45, while the supplementary numbers were 19 and 40.
From the other four winning entries, two were from Queensland and one from Tasmania and the ACT.
The winning numbers in last year’s October 24 draw were 31, 38, 3, 30, 23 and 45, and the supplementary numbers were 19 and 40 (pictured: stock image of Lotto balls)