Australian Man Wins Million-Dollar Lotteries Twice Within A Week

Australian Man Wins Million-Dollar Lotteries Twice Within A Week

New Delhi: A man in Sydney was celebrating an Australian lottery windfall, could not believe it when he won again less than a week later.

 Last week on Monday, the man was in his 40s and belongs from the suburb of Bondi, picked up Aus$1,020,487 (US$770,000)  and then scooped another Aus$1,457,834 on Saturday.

He told NSW Lotteries Monday after being informed of his good fortune"I just thought this is too good to be true." 

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"The chances of winning twice in such a short period of time must be non-existent. I wish I had some advice to others on how to win the lottery, but I don't."
He further added, "I'm not going to be stupid with it." He plans to invest in some Sydney real estate, buy a new car and "a holiday to Honolulu goes without saying".

The organisers of the lottery could not estimate the likelihood of winning twice in a week. Even the odds of winning once are one in 1.845 million.

Matt Hart, NSW Lotteries spokesman told AFP,"We don't know of anyone else who has won twice in a week." 

"We have had people win twice in their lifetime, but not twice in a week. It is very unusual and unique."

In Australia, lotteries are very popular among various government-owned and private-sector operators.
The biggest recent winner was a man from Victoria state who won $55 million in January.

 

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