The winner of Australia's second largest lottery prize says he will take a long lunch break to decide whether to resign.
The father, from Chatswood on the north coast of Sydney, was unbelieving after winning $ 96 million in a lottery lottery Lucky Lotteries on Tuesday, making him one of the richest instant multi-millionaires ever in Australia.
The office worker won the first prize after spending only $ 5.50 on the ticket.
& # 39; I am unlikely to finish the day at work. I'm pretty sure I will quit, "he said after receiving the news.
& # 39; My endless lunch break now starts. & # 39;
The lucky winner of Australia's second largest lottery prize remained stunned after hearing the news before he said it was time for an endless long break
Lott spokeswoman Lauren Cooney, who had the task of calling the winner, experienced that moment again with Sydney Nova 96.9 personalities. Fitzy & Wippa.
& # 39; I immediately knew that this man was in his office, he told me he was working, so I told him it was probably a good idea to find a quiet place a bit more, so I could tell him this news, & # 39; she told Ryan Fitzgerald and Michael Wipfli.
& # 39; I said there was one person in Sydney today who won 96.04 million in today's lucky mega jackpot draw lottery and it was you.
& # 39; There were definitely many colorful words. & # 39;
Mrs. Cooney said she had to convince the man that he was the winner after he said he had a reputation in which he fooled others.
& # 39; He did (think it was a joke) he said he himself silenced a joker and he thought he was being punked, & # 39; she said.
It was the second largest prize ever in Australia, won by a single person, after a Sydney woman won $ 107 million with Powerball in January.
It was the second largest prize ever in Australia, won by a single person, after a Sydney woman won $ 107 million with Powerball in January
The man was almost speechless after hearing the news, but he managed to find a few words as soon as the reality started.
& # 39; I can only say holy, Jesus Christ. I am currently working, so I did not expect this call & # 39 ;, he said to Lauren on Tuesday.
& # 39; I am vibrating. I'm just waiting for someone to tell me I'm being punished.
& # 39; It is unlikely that I will end the day at work. I'm pretty sure I'll stop. My endless lunch break starts now! & # 39;
He also didn't think his wife would even believe he had won the huge jackpot.
& # 39; I can't wait to call my wife and tell her I won. I don't think she'll believe me, & he said.
& # 39; I'm a bit of a joke maker, so she'll probably think I'll pull it fast. & # 39;
After being told of his life-changing happiness, the man told Lauren that the changes would begin almost immediately.
The biggest Australian lottery prizes ever
JANUARY 2019: $ 107 million Powerball prize for a woman working in healthcare in Sydney
AUGUST 2019: $ 96 million Lucky Lotteries for an office worker in Sydney
JANUARY 2016: $ 70 million Powerball prize for grandparents in Hervey Bay
DECEMBER 2013: OzLotto prize of $ 70 million for a group of female colleagues on the Gold Coast
NOVEMBER 2018: $ 60 million Powerball prize for a retired Gold Coast
JANUARY 2018: $ 55 million Powerball prize for a mystery winner in Melbourne who claimed the victory only in July of last year
It has been almost three years since the Lucky Lotteries jackpots.
The $ 96 million prize is more than 12 times as large as a $ 7.48 million lucky lotteries jackpot, won by a Rydalmere woman in western Sydney in January 2017.
He receives the full $ 96 million in one go.
& # 39; I don't think he will really believe it until he sees it (in his bank account) to be honest, & # 39; Lauren said.
He said he intended to use part of his profit to help his children with their future.
& # 39; This is going to change my life immeasurably, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I will take care of my children and ensure that they are ready for the future. & # 39;
He also planned a wild vacation.
& # 39; Then I look for the most disgraceful vacation I can think of to record myself, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I've always wanted to travel, so maybe I work around the world. & # 39;
Lauren said it was common for her to convince the winners that it is not a joke.
& # 39; We call a lot of people if it's a Saturday lotto to say it's a million, there are definitely a lot of people who don't believe us, some threaten to call the police if we keep calling them & she said.
& # 39; They eventually check their ticket and find out that we have very good intentions. & # 39;
The office worker from Chatswood, on the north coast of Sydney, won first prize after spending $ 5.50 on a Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot ticket
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