What would you do if you $96 million playing the lottery? One Chatswood man is about to find out after he won the second-largest lottery prize in history. According to theLott.com, a Chatswood man was the solo winner in the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw and earned over $96 million.
Lottery Winner Planning “Insane Holiday” and Will Travel World
On Tuesday, theLott announced the winner of their Lucky Lotteries Mega Draw from draw 1447. A person described as a Chatsworth dad was announced as the winner of the $96,040,000 top prize. TheLott called the professional office worker to inform him of his big win.
Naturally surprised at being revealed as the winner, he uttered “You’re sh**ing me” after a moment of letting the win sink in. He told theLott that he was currently at work and expecting someone to tell him that he was being punked.
When asked how he felt about winning the massive prize, he said he didn’t know what to say. He also stated that he couldn’t wait to tell his wife about the win. He told theLott that he expected his wife wouldn’t believe him as he is generally a prankster.
When asked what he plans to do with the money, he told theLott that he will make sure that his family and children are well taken care of for the future. He then said he would take “the most outrageous holiday” he could think of.
The now-former office worker said that he would like to travel the world. He had long wanted to do so. He closed with telling theLott that it was unlikely that he would finish his workday` and that his permanent lunch break was about to begin.
Lotto Winning Ticket Purchased Online
Just as a further example of how popular online casino gambling and online lottery gambling has become, the ticket for this draw was purchased at theLott.com. The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot was long overdue to be hit and had not been won since 2017.
Back on January 10, 2017, a Rydalmere woman hit the jackpot for $7.48 million. She reportedly was planning to use some of the money to volunteer overseas. Since that big win, there were 397 draws with 1st Prize winners from each draw earning $200,000. A total if $79.4 million has been distributed to 397 1st Place prize winners during that time.
Jackpot Resets to $1 Million – How Long Will it Take to Hit?
The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot reset to $1 million and will start building again with draw 1448. If you’re in Australia and want to take your shot at riches, then you can purchase a ticket for the next draw for just $5.50.
If you would like to spend a bit less, you can always play the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot at just $2.20 per ticket. The current prize on the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot is presently $3.49 million.
The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot is similar to online pokie progressive jackpots. People all over Australia can play in the game. If a draw is unsuccessful in producing a winner, the jackpot continues to grow.
It is not uncommon to see some high volatility progressive jackpot pokies or massive lottery draws take months or even years to hit. However, the return on investment is just too great to ignore. The Chatsworth dad purchased a single ticket for $5.50 and earned 16.43 million times his investment back.
Even without winning the jackpot prize, the 1st Place prize is still a massive 36,363x return on your investment. It’s no surprise why the lottery is so popular with prizes like these. With a new series of draws underway, it will be interesting to see how long it takes for the next player to his the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot.