‘Completely stunned’: Man’s surprising Lotto phone call while at work

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A man toiling through a busy day at work received a life-changing phone call informing him he was a millionaire.

The man from Two Wells, about 40 kilometres north of Adelaide in South Australia, started Tuesday morning like any normal day, oblivious to the fact he had won the division-one prize in the Monday and Wednesday X Lotto

The Lott said the man held one of four division-one winning entries in the Monday and Wednesday X Lotto draw 4082, drawn on May 31. 

Each of the lucky winners took home a $1 million prize. 

A man holds a Monday and Wednesday X Lotto ticket in a kitchen.
The man won $1 million in the Monday and Wednesday X Lotto. Source: The Lott

The man was understandably shocked when he received a phone call telling him about his win.

"I am a millionaire! I think I need to crack open a beer and cheers to being a millionaire," he told The Lott.

"I am completely stunned. I had absolutely no idea.

"I am at work right now but I am tempted to walk straight out of that door. 

"Who feels like working after finding out they're a millionaire?" 

Early retirement for Lotto winner

As to how the man will spend his new windfall, he said the possibilities were endless.

"I am definitely going to enjoy it," he said.

"I will pay off the house and use it for my retirement, which thanks to this win, can happen a lot sooner than I originally planned."

The man purchased a 12-game entry through the Lott website, which contained the winning numbers 31, 29, 6, 19, 11, 15 and supplementary numbers 26 and 4. 

Of the four division-one winners in the Lotto draw, one was the South Australian man while the other three were from NSW. 

The win comes a day after a Melbourne woman revealed she hung up on The Lott, believing the call advising her of a big Lotto win was a scam.

The woman, from Altona Meadows in the city’s southwest, held one of the weekend’s TattsLotto’s seven winning entries.

She took home a prize of more than $850,000. 

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