Friday, March 21, 2014

$30 Million Oz Lotto Prize Goes to Mystery Man

An Oz Lotto player from Sydney has claimed the top prize from Wednesday's drawing and opted to remain anonymous.

Although lottery staff are not at liberty to reveal the big winner's identity they said the man had been a dedicated Oz Lotto player since the first drawing 20 years ago, and had never previously won more than $70, so was shocked when he discovered the size of his win.

“I checked my ticket at home today and when I saw that I had all the winning numbers, I started to shake," the man told lottery staff. "Now that you’ve confirmed that I’ve won $30 million, I’m shaking even more."

The 40-year-old winner is now planning an early retirement and said he may buy a couple of homes.