Man's life-changing $4.8 million lotto win after losing his job

Olivia Lambert
·News Editor
·2-min read

A man who was hunting for a job after being made redundant is now considering retirement after winning $4.8 million.

The man from Bondi, in Sydney's eastern suburbs, held the division-one entry in the Set for Life draw on March 23 and will be paid out $20,000 a month for 20 years.

The lucky winner discovered the news after he received a call from The Lott while driving and running errands.

A person holds a Set for Life lotto ticket in their hand.
The man can stop his job search after winning the Set for Life division-one prize. Source: The Lott

"This is insane! It's unbelievable," he said in a statement from The Lott.

"I could cry.

"I was recently made redundant at work, so the timing couldn't be better.

"This is an absolute game-changer for me."

The man said he would buy a bottle of champagne to celebrate with his wife before considering ditching the job search and retiring.

"I had been looking to get another job but now I don't need to," he said.

The winner added he would use his new-found gains to travel overseas once the international borders open, and will buy a new car and boat.

The winning numbers in the Set for Life draw 2056 were 8, 1, 20, 12, 4, 22 and 18. The supplementary numbers were 37 and 14.

The man has become the 74th division-one Set for Life winner in Australia.

In 2020, there were 16 Set for Life division-one winners who will take home a total of $76.8 million over 20 years.

The latest win comes a day after a woman received a belated wedding anniversary gift when she won $1 million in Monday night's division-one Lotto draw.

The winner, from Altona Meadows in Melbourne's southwest, told The Lott she purchased the ticket on a whim just days after celebrating the major milestone with her husband.

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