“This is a joke, isn’t it? You’re pulling my leg.”
Clearly Mark* didn’t believe the news when he was told by lottery officials he was suddenly $75,000 richer.
The Victorian man created an account with Oz Lotteries when purchasing a ticket for the Powerball last week, signing up to its free Daily Winners program at the same time.
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The program gives players the chance to win every day — with $500 draws every day, a $2500 draw every Friday and a monthly draw worth $75,000.
“Nothing ever like this has ever happened to me,” Mark told Oz Lotteries officials when they called him to break the good news.
Mark became $75,000 richer overnight thanks to a lottery win. Credit: Supplied
He told them he planned to spend his winnings renovating his house, paying off debt and hopefully buying a new car.
“It does a lot,” he said.
“It means absolutely f****** everything. It pulls me out of a lot of s***.”
After receiving the news, Mark said the first person he’d share the good news with would be his mum.
The first month of the Daily Winners program gave away over $97,000 to 30 lucky players.
October’s monthly draw will give away another $75,000 cash, plus an additional $10,000 Halloween themed draw.
*Surname withheld for privacy.
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