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Lake Mac man snares $15 million Oz Lotto windfall


“I’ll remember this for the rest of my life.”

A Lake Macquarie man in his 30s is still in a state of shock after winning a mind-boggling $15 million in Tuesday night’s Oz Lotto on 16 May.

But, the newly minted multi-millionaire admitted he was keen to head overseas.

The regular player took a little longer to discover his life-changing windfall on Wednesday morning after initially ignoring multiple calls from lottery officials, fearing the news was a scam.

“Holy cow! This is very hard to believe,” he said.

“That’s unbelievable. My mind is blank.

“I thought it was some sort of scam because there’s so many going around these days.

“I told my boss after I received multiple messages about a potential win.

“He’s sitting right next to me now.

“I don’t know if I’ll keep working today. I’ll have to sort some stuff out.

“I’ve been playing Oz Lotto for years, but I never expected this day to come.

“I’ll remember this phone call for the rest of my life.

“This is absolutely crazy.”

With $15 million about to land in his bank account, the chirpy man couldn’t wait to go house hunting and travel around the world.

“I’ll definitely buy a house. That’s a big priority,” he shared.

“I’m 100% due for a break, too.

“I’m not too sure where I’ll go as I usually go on cheap holidays.

“Now, I can travel anywhere I want.

“Thank you so much.”

His 18-game entry was purchased online at – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.

The winning numbers in Oz Lotto draw 1526 on Tuesday 16 May were 37, 22, 45, 21, 34, 17 and 5, while the supplementary numbers were 47, 41 and 35.

Across Australia, there were two victorious entries, one each in New South Wales and Queensland.

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