A young Victorian family got the shock of their lives this week when they discovered what they thought was a $1000 Lotto win turned out to be a $1 million prize.
The family, from Braybrook, holds one of two division one winning tickets for the Wednesday Lotto draw.
A male member told lottery officials he had been waiting by the phone to hear the million-dollar confirmation.
“I checked our ticket last night (Wednesday) on The Lott app,” he explained.
“When I first checked it, I thought ‘score, I’ve won $1,000!’. But then I looked again, and I realised there were a lot more zeros on the end.
“I ran straight up the stairs to my wife screaming and gave her a big hug and told her we are millionaires.
“She thought I was pranking her at first, but then I showed her it on my phone and she was so shocked.
“We couldn’t believe it! We had to check the ticket about ten times to be sure.”
Family plan on buying house and car with winnings
The man said the family plan on buying a house and a new car.
The rest will be put away for his children.
Andy Pham, the owner of Braybrook News & Lotto, where the winning ticket was purchased, congratulated the family.
“We hope they make lots of exciting plans with their prize and it brings them great joy,” he said.
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