A farmer from Batemans Bay, New South Wales, has claimed the AUD$ 1 million Division 1 prize from Wednesday's Australia Lotto drawing. Full of beans he told lottery officials he'd been unable to stop laughing since he checked his ticket and discovered he'd become an overnight millionaire.
NSW Lottery staff couldn’t help smiling as well when the lucky winner joked: "Is there any chance I could get my $1 million prize money in $1 coins?"
Despite his jovial attitude, the wise-cracking farmer is keeping a level head about the win and does not plan on blowing his new found wealth on sports cars or other flamboyant purchases. He intends to pay of his mortgage.
"I'll also be able to buy myself a new tractor and maybe a couple of cows!" he said.