A South Australian man has made the discovery of a lifetime after finding a $1 million X Lotto ticket while tidying his house.
The man – from Blackwood – was cleaning out some paperwork from his home “in preparation for the festive season” when he stumbled across a pile of lottery tickets.
He thought he’d already checked the tickets to see if he had won, and didn’t notice anything, but decided to look again one more time.
“I was going to throw them out, but then I decided I’d check them again, just to be safe,” he said.
“I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the $1 million prize. “That can’t be right,” I reasoned.”
Hearing about the win, the man claimed, his wife “lost the plot.”
“My wife was out shopping when I got the news, so I called her right away. She had misplaced her senses. She cried, cheered, and screamed all at the same time. It was just fantastic “He expressed himself.
“To celebrate, we went out to dinner and ordered tomahawk steaks, as well as a few beers.”
When asked how he plans to spend the large sum of money, he stated he’s working on a few fantasy ideas.
He stated, “We’ll pay off the mortgage and take care of our kids.”
“We’ll put some money into investments and save the rest for retirement. I still can’t believe I’ll be a billionaire by the end of the year.”