It was a Father's Day to remember for one Aussie dad this year after being gifted a winning lottery ticket worth $2.5 million from his wife.
The resident of Cohuna, a town situated on the Victorian and New South Wales border, held one of eight division one winning entries in TattsLotto, with the ticket purchased at a local newsagent. Thanks to Saturday's draw 4395, the man is now a multimillionaire.
With the sizeable prize money soon to enter his bank account, the dad shared he has only one thing in mind when spending the money — his children.
Wife cried with joy from lotto win
The winning ticket was purchased by his wife as a Father's Day present and had not yet been gifted to the man before the wife was aware they had won big.
“I heard Cohuna Papers Plus had sold a division one winning ticket and I had to check the ticket immediately. I thought, ‘What are the chances?!’" the woman told a lottery official when they called to confirm the news.
“I scanned the ticket on The Lott app, and it came up that we had won a significant prize, $2.5 million to be exact. I just started to cry."
“I had to wait until my husband came home from work to give him the gift ... You should’ve seen his face when I gave it to him. He just couldn’t believe it," she said.
The couple told their children and said they planned to "share the love" with the money, planning to divide the prize among the family.
The winning numbers in Saturday's TattsLotto draw 4395 were 9, 37, 32, 41, 40 and 16, while the supplementary numbers were 26 and 30. Across the country there were eight winning entries, three each in Victoria and New South Wales, and one each in Queensland and Western Australia.
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