'Is this a hoax?': Man's disbelief over $1m Lotto win while walking dog

·News Reporter
·2-min read

As if having a dog isn’t already enough reason to be happy, a Sydney man has discovered he won $1 million from the lottery while out walking his pooch.

The man, who lives in Sutherland, held the only division one winning entry for Monday & Wednesday Lotto which was drawn on Monday night.

He was told by The Lott over the phone he had won $1 million as he was walking his dog home – but he didn’t believe lottery officials at first.

“Did you say you’re calling from The Lott? This better not be a hoax,” he said.

A man holds a lottery ticket with a dog sitting in the background.
A man walking his dog discovered he had won $1 million when lottery officials called him. Source: The Lott (file pic)

“I have been receiving a lot of nuisance calls lately. I hope this isn’t another one of those, because this would be great if what you are telling me is true.”

The man said the win had him “shell-shocked”.

“I need time to really plan what I am going to do,” he said.

“I want to get some financial advice first, so I make the right decisions.”

He added he plans to spend money on his children, do some home renovations and possibly go on some overseas trips.

“In the meantime, I might go on some fishing trips here in Australia,” he said.

The winning numbers were 7, 34, 22, 44, 15 and 19 while the supplementary numbers were 17 and 4.

Tuesday night's Oz Lotto is offering up a jackpot of $20 million after no entries claimed the division one prize over the past three weeks.

Four winners did, however, take home the division two prize last Tuesday.

It saw them pocket more than $42,500 each.

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