Aussie lotto winner 'not surprised' by $1 million windfall

Although the Queensland dad said he always knew he would win the Lotto one day, he did admit it stopped him in his tracks.

A lucky Lotto winner has admitted he was “not surprised” at all to learn he is now $1 million richer.

The man, who lives near the Gold Coast, was one of two division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 4280, and although the odds were stacked against him, he confessed he always knew he would win big one day.

“Can you say $1 million again? It sounds pretty good that’s all!” he laughed when an official from The Lott called to congratulate the man on his windfall. “This is definitely more than I’ve ever won before. I’m honestly not surprised. I always told my family, ‘I definitely know I’m going to win one day!’ Turns out Monday was that day.”

People celebrating with a winning lotto ticket.
A Queensland man has admitted he was 'not surprised' when he scored a $1 million Lotto win this week. Source: The Lott

The winner said he “stopped in his tracks” after checking the results of the draw. “I asked my wife to check the results, then one of my children. An incredible feeling to say the least,” he said.

The excited dad told The Lott the money would do “a lot” for him and his family. “I’ll be able to retire, I’ll be able to help my kids cement their futures and I’ll be able to have some fun with it too. It’s a great week to be me!” he said.

With tonight’s $8 million Powerball up for grabs and a $214 million jackpot on offer in Friday’s European Millions, the Queensland man’s score has raised an interesting question — can you manifest a Lotto win?

Millions of Aussies believe you can manifest a Lotto win

While the odds of scoring a division one Lotto win may be stacked against them, the majority of Australians believe they can manifest a windfall, according to a survey of over 100 people performed by The Lottery Office, through which you can purchase a ticket for the European Millions.

Almost 90 per cent of those asked said they believe in luck, while 80 per cent said they can wish a Lotto win into fruition, and 79 per cent believe they could be a winner one day.

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While the odds of scoring a division one Lotto win may be stacked against them, the majority of Australians believe they can manifest a windfall. Source: AAP

While there is no evidence the trend of manifesting actually works, The Lottery Office CEO Jaclyn Wood said luck and hope are crucial elements to hitting the jackpot.

“I don’t think lottery players are generally luckier than any other people, but I don’t think any of us would play the game if we didn’t believe we had a chance of winning,” she said. “While the odds of winning a grand prize are very slim, on the flipside, there has to be a winner and there’s no reason it can’t be you.”

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