Two Time Winner!
Let’s face it; everyone knows that winning the lottery is extremely difficult. All you have to do is take a look at the odds and you will see that it is truly an achievement to win the lottery. It is either a pure stroke of luck or months or years of effort after which people are able to walk away with the big prize in a lottery. Nonetheless, there are lucky people out there in the world who do succeed in overcoming the tough odds. But, what of the people who actually manage to overcome them twice? Can this be done? Yes, indeed and it has really happened with some very lucky individuals.
A Sydney man won the lotto not just once but twice in the duration of a single week and walked away $2.5 million richer. NSW Lotteries revealed that the winner was in his 40s and was one of the 14 division one winners in the $20 million draw conducted on May 12, Saturday. Each of these winners took home a prize of $1,428,571. He also snared a couple of smaller wins and this brought up his prize total to $1,457,834.
This win came only a few days after he had won a sum of $1,020,487 in Monday’s draw, which increased his total winnings to a sum of $2,478,321. When contacted by the NSW official to confirm his winnings, he said it was really terrific. The man said that he was delighted because he had won the lottery twice in a week where most people had trouble winning even once. He said that it sounded too good to be true as the chances of winning in a matter of days had to be non-existent.
He said he wished he could offer some advice to other Australian lottery players on how to win, but he had nothing as it seemed as if God was just looking out for him. As for his plans about his wins, he stated that he was thinking of investing them in real estate. Hailing from Bondi, the winner said that he was not going to be stupid with his winnings and wanted to invest it wisely in real estate since he had become more financially secure. He could possibly buy something in Bondi or on the Gold Coast.
The man also planned to go on a holiday to Honolulu and had bought himself a new car with his prize. Both tickets for the lottery were purchased from Bondi Sixway News that’s located on Hall Street. The winner said that he had bought his tickets from the same agency and had chosen to go with system entry. He revealed that he didn’t play regularly, but he would continue playing now as he just might win again.
Naz Nsairat, an employee at Bondi Sixway News said that they were excited that their customer had won for the second time. In fact, he said they were hoping the man’s luck would also rub off on some of their other customers. Yes, it is true that the man was very lucky to have won twice in the space of a week, but there was also someone who was even luckier. A man from Queensland actually won the lotto twice in the course of a day. Also in his 40s, the man had purchased two of the four division one winning tickets all over Australia in the Saturday Gold Lotto draw held on October 13th.
A single entry earned the ticket holder a prize of about $993,091.48, which meant that the man was able to take home a prize of nearly $1.98 million since he had two entries. One of the best things about his story is that he had purchased the two identical entries completely by accident. The Sunshine Coast man wants to stay anonymous, but he did reveal that he had bought the two separate entries into one draw using his favorite numbers by an honest mistake.
When he was contacted by a Golden Casket official about his win, he had already begun his celebration, but he didn’t realize that he had actually won twice. Therefore, his shock and disbelief was absolutely warranted because it was difficult to accept that he had won twice that amount. He admitted that he regularly doubles up on tickets. He said that he had often done this in the past because he prefers to buy entries advance, but sometimes there is an overlap when he is getting the next one.
He also disclosed that both his winning entries in division one had boasted numbers that were special to him in some way. He said that he had been playing these numbers for a long time because they were his favorite. He had a superstitious nature so he always played the same numbers. The man said that he had already begun to make plans about what to do with his windfall, but there would be some changes now as he had been told that he had won double the amount.
He said winning twice had changed the picture entirely and he might quit his job. He stated that he wanted to celebrate with his parents because with such a huge amount, he would be able to help his parents as well. The man had purchased both of his tickets online and it was only a happy accident that allowed him to walk away with a huge sum of money that could change his life completely.
The odds of Australian lotteries are quite favorable, especially when compared to other lottery games out there. Therefore, every year, a large number of people are able to walk away with substantial prizes that help them in fulfilling their dreams and securing their future. The above stories show that it is possible for a lottery player not just to win once, but twice as well and everyone has an equal chance of taking home a big prize because it is all about luck and consistency that can get you through.