Mackay man becomes multi-millionaire overnight

September 6, 2022 6:08 am in by


The Sugar City could be the luckiest place in the country.

Six division one lotto tickets have been claimed our region so far this year, totalling $14.3 million.

The latest belongs to a man, in his 20s, who scored $2 million in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto Draw.

He says he chose random numbers online. “I was just poking along on Sunday when I thought I’d have a look at my ticket on the app,” he says.

“At first, I just thought, ‘nah, it isn’t real’.

“Things like this just don’t happen to me.

“As soon as I saw it was $2 million, I just started shaking.

“I even tried to have a drink of water but just couldn’t stop shaking.

“I’ve been playing Gold Lotto for a few years now. I usually play my own special numbers, but for some reason, I just thought I’d put this QuickPick on.

“I don’t know what made me decide to change, but I’m glad I did now!”

He adds it has come at the perfect time for his young family so he can do some renovations around the home.

And despite the win, he says he will still be showing up for work this week.

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