A new dad of one has just won a £2.4 million (N1.1 billion) lottery weeks after losing his only job due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has shaken the world.
The winner whose name has been with-held is said to be in his 20s and from Adelaide in Australia.
According to Mirror reports, he has been so stressed and worried about how he would support his family after being made unemployed. But all that changed in a stunning turnaround of fortune when his numbers came up in the lottery and he won the top prize in Australia’s the Lott’s Set For Life game.
He has happily stated that the jackpot gave him complete relief as he can now take care of his young family without any worry as he will be receiving around N4.6 million monthly for the next 20 years.
“I checked my online account last night and saw I had won. I woke up my wife to tell her and she screamed,” the winner was quoted by The Lotto.
“It is unbelievable! I checked my online account so many times to see if it was real… it is a wonderful feeling,” he added.
It is safe to say that his, and his family’s, life will never be the same after he netted the huge amount.
At the Easter weekend, he won the Set for Life jackpot, meaning he will receive around £10,000 (N4.6m) a month for the next 20 years.
He had also recently welcomed his first child with his wife and will use the cash to buy their first home.
“We are a young family and we have a baby, so this will set us up for the rest of our lives,” said the man.
“I recently lost my job because of COVID-19, and so this just gives me complete relief. I have been so stressed lately, but now I am so happy,” he added.
The Australian dad purchased his ticket online at thelott.com, which has since been confirmed by officials.
And speaking of his wife’s plans he said she wanted to do everything, a new car, holidays, a new house, not just any house but their dream house.
He has become the eighth person to win the Set for Life pot in 2020.