A Sydney man has been left “speechless and overwhelmed” after finding out he is $2.85 million richer two weeks after he bought a Lotto ticket.
The Northern Beaches man, who wished to remain anonymous, had an unregistered entry purchased at a Parramatta newsagency and was one of the seven division one winning entries across Australia in the Superdraw drawn on July 28.
Each entry won the division one prize of $2,857,142.86.
As the man’s entry was unregistered, NSW Lotteries had no way of contacting him and were forced to wait until he came forward to claim the prize.
When he confirmed his win with a lotto official on Friday morning, the man initially did not realise he was now a multi-millionaire.
“Oh my god, this is unbelievable!” he said. “I am speechless. This is going to shock my family.
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“When I scanned my ticket at the newsagency, the lady told me that I needed to call you guys because I’d probably won over $1,000.
“I didn’t call for a few hours because I just assumed that my ticket wouldn’t scan because the draw was two weeks ago.
“When I called, I certainly didn’t think I was a multi-millionaire.”
When asked how he planned to spend his Lotto windfall, the Sydney man said he would share his win with those special people on his Lotto List.
“I definitely want to help my kids out, that’s the main thing. It will set them up for the rest of their lives, which is excellent,” he revealed.
“I will need to talk to my wife, but we have been wanting to get one of those really fancy caravans to travel around Australia in, but we have never been able to afford it. Well now we can!”
The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3863 on Saturday 28 July 2018 were 37, 21, 29, 27, 40, 31 while the supplementary numbers were 6 and 11.