Lotto winner reveals the simple reason he almost didn’t claim his $100,000 prize
- Sydneysider won the lotto
- They though it was a scam
- Winning ticket netted 100k
A Lotto winner has revealed how he almost didn’t claim his $100,000 win because he thought it was a scam.
The resident from Revesby, in south-west Sydney, had no idea they had won the first prize in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10765.
He then received a call from an unknown number and almost didn’t pick it up because he thought it was scammers.
An Aussie from Revesby got a call telling them they’d just won $100,000, but almost answering thinking it was just another scam
The punter answered the phone and was pleasantly surprised to find out it was in fact Lotto officials informing him of his win.
He revealed he had been playing Lucky Lotteries for 10 years, but never thought he would actually win.
‘Oh my god! I thought this was a prank call,’ he said.
‘I can’t tell you how glad I am now that I answered. I’ve been playing Lucky Lotteries for 10 years, but you never actually expect to win.’
The lucky punter revealed how he intended to spend his money.
He said he would use it to catch up on monthly bills and clear his debts.
‘I’ll use it all to pay down the mortgage on my recently purchased property, and that will do me,’ he said.
‘The timing of this couldn’t be better.’
He is not the first punter to almost miss out on the chance of a lifetime because Lotto officials have been incorrectly confused with scammers.
In February another lotto winner couldn’t believe the win wasn’t a scam when she won the largest division one prize across any Australian lotteries game in 2023.
The winner, from Echuca, VIC, held the only division one winning entry nationally in Powerball draw 1394 on Thursday, 2 February, and took home the entire $40 million jackpot.
‘Oh my god! I can’t believe it, I thought it was a scam!’ she exclaimed.
‘This just doesn’t feel real. How do I know if this is real?’
After confirming the win, she said the plan was to quit her job and spend more time with family.
They’d been playing Lucky Lotteries for 10 years prior to the big win
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