Australia's luckiest man wins Lotto twice in one week


A Sydney man is celebrating winning Lotto twice in one week.

The man, in his 40s, bought two entries from Bondi Sixway News and won $1,020,487 with a system 11 entry last Monday.

He told NSW Lotteries the win was “amazing” and would “come in handy”.

“I’m not going to be stupid with it,” he said.

The man bought both entries from the same Bondi store. File pic. Source: Getty Images

But the Bondi resident’s lucky streak wasn’t finished, and on Saturday, much to his shock, he was one of 14 division one winners of the $20 million Lotto Superdaw.

He took home a division one prize of $1,428,571.43, which was bolstered to $1,457,834.33 after his system 10 entry won a total of 145 times with multiple divisional wins.

In the space of a week, the man pocketed a total of $2,478,321.33.

“The chances of winning twice in such a short period of time must be non-existent,” he said.

“I wish I had some advice to others on how to win the lottery but I don’t – God has just looked after me!” 

The Bondi man won the Lotto twice within a week. Pictured: Bondi Beach. Source: Getty Images/ file pic.

Bondi Sixway News’s Naz Nsairat said he couldn’t believe the man won twice with entries bought from the store.

“We hope the luck rubs off on some of our other customers,” Mr Nsairat said.

The Bondi man said he plans to invest “wisely” in real estate and hopes to purchase property on Bondi or the Gold Coast.

He’s also eyeing a trip overseas.

“A holiday to Honolulu goes without saying,” he said.

“I did treat myself to a nice brand-new car though but the rest I will be sensible with definitely.”

The Bondi resident was one of three division one winners from New South Wales from Saturday’s draw. Seven winners were from Victoria, and one each were from Queensland, South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Four division one winning entries were held by syndicates.