For winner “Lala”, who wishes to remain anonymous but is happy to be identified by his high school nickname, winning $760,000 in The Deaf Lottery draw 179 was a dream come true.
“I saw the winner of The Deaf Lottery was from my suburb and I thought I wonder if it’s me?” Lala revealed, laughing. “I kept on scrolling through my emails until I finally found one saying Congratulations! and realised I’d won.”
Lala told officials he was visiting family in Fiji with his wife and two young children when the draw winner was announced. As a result, he wasn’t able to confirm his win with lottery officials until 5 days later.
“Where we were in Fiji, the internet wasn’t very fast, so it took time for the phone to update.”
With his $760,000 prize, Lala has already purchased a brand new 2020 Pajero GLS for him and his family. He plans to buy a new house soon. They also plan to renovate their existing house and keep it as an investment property.
“There’s a lot going on at once,” he said. “It’s good though. It distracts me and keeps my brain occupied.”
Lala and his family are Hindu, and have asked a priest to bless the car and say a prayer so the occupants stay safe.
“In our culture,” Lala explains, “any time you buy anything new, you perform a ceremony. It doesn’t mean the car won’t be in an accident; it means the people inside will always be okay.”
Lala is a regular supporter of The Deaf Lottery. He first began his support in 2012 because he believed there was “a great outcome for others even if I don’t win.” The kind winner also continues to support the charity, purchasing a $500 ticket book in the very next draw.
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