Man plans on becoming grey nomad after $1.8 million Lotto win

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A Queensland man has unveiled his exciting plans for the future after he won $1.8 million in Saturday’s Gold Lotto draw.

On Saturday in draw 4153, 11 people won the division one prize, each winning $1,818,181.82, including the man from Brisbane.

Speaking to The Lott on Wednesday, the Brisbane man cried as he said the news of his massive win was "magic".

“I am feeling very nervous right now,” he said happily.

“It just feels like everything is right in the world now.

“I’ve had a really tough time lately, but now all those worries have just disappeared."

A Gold Lotto ticket. Source: The Lott (file image)
A Queensland man plans on retiring early after winning $1.8 million in Lotto. Source: The Lott

The man said the first thing he was going to do is pay off his mortgage, but it also means he will be able to retire sooner than he had planned.

He had some solid plans for his retirement and a few things he will be splurging on.

“Once I’ve retired, I would like to get myself a new car and a caravan. Then I’ll travel around Australia with my wife," he said.

“This means retirement is going to be a lot more enjoyable too and I can be a grey nomad!”

Oxley News, the retailer where the man purchased the winning ticket celebrated the win on their Facebook page.

The owner of Oxley News was very excited the winning ticket was purchased at his store. Source: Oxley News/Facebook
The owner of Oxley News was very excited the winning ticket was purchased at his store. Source: Oxley News/Facebook

"When we saw that we had sold a division one prize we immediately put it on our Facebook page to let all of our customers know," owner Ray Betson said.

“The news spread like wildfire! Everyone was so excited and we’ve been so busy ever since."

Mr Betson said since owning the newsagency for 18 years, a few division one tickets have been sold there.

“It’s such a great feeling to sell another division one winning ticket," he said.

“We would love to send our congratulations to our winner. We wish him all the very best.”

Powerball's huge $30 million draw

On Thursday, $30 million is up for grabs in the Powerball jackpot in draw number 1304.

Last week the prize jackpotted for the second week in a row, though there were three division two winners who took home $140,000 each.

Just weeks before, two lucky NSW residents split the huge $80 million Powerball jackpot — a man in Smithfield in Sydney's west, and another woman from Campbelltown.

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