It was a brilliant weekend surprise for a lucky Oz Lotteries Set for Life winner when he learned his ticket scored him a Set for Life Division 2 prize! The winner spoke with our team to share his story and how he plans to use his winnings.
The Victorian man is the latest Oz Lotteries player to win Set for Life. His 50 games ticket matched 6 of the 7 winning numbers in draw number 2166 on 11 July 2021. While he just missed out on the major prize of $20K for 20 years, the winner is still taking home an incredible prize of $60,000 total. The Division 2 prize is $5,000 each month for a year.
When our team caught up with the winner, he was in disbelief. The man was the winning email in the morning before the call and went to double-check the ticket numbers and draw results. He couldn’t believe his eyes and kept re-reading the result over and over.
“I can’t believe it!” the winner was hesitant to break the news to his partner until he had the confirmation from Oz Lotteries.
But when the winning call came, the man could hardly contain himself.
“It’s the best news ever!”
The winner shared that he did believe he would win from an online lottery. He even took a screenshot of the email to send to his partner and family after the call to prove it can happen!
He joined Oz Lotteries a few years ago for the ease and convenience of playing online. His friends would tell him “You gotta be in it to win it!”, and he’d always missed out on buying a ticket at the shops as he was always too busy.
The Division 2 winner shared that it’s the first time for him to win a big prize, but not the first in his family. His uncle won a Division 1 prize years ago. Despite him only scoring a Division 2 prize himself, the winner said $60,000 is life-changing for him and his partner due to the situation with COVID and work.
“Unbelievable news. I’m over the moon!”
When our team asked if he had any plans for the winnings, the man chuckled:
“I will stick it in the bank for the time being. But not for long…”
He explained that the win couldn’t have come at a better time, as he and his partner are getting married in two weeks. They will be having a small wedding because of the COVID restrictions, and a big party later.
“The party is probably going to be bigger now!” the winner laughed.
The couple are also planning to renovate their home.
“The renovation will probably be a little flashier now!” the man laughed even harder.
If you would like the chance to be the next Set for Life lottery winner, make sure to get your ticket at Oz Lotteries today.