- A dad-of-one has pocketed a R56.49 million lottery win only weeks after losing his job due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- After winning he said the jackpot gave him complete relief as he can now take care of his young family without any worry
- He will be receiving around R240 000 a month for the next 20 years
A new dad has scooped a £2.4 million (R56.49 million) lottery win just weeks after losing his job due to the coronavirus pandemic that has left the world in limbo.
The unnamed winner who is said to be in his 20s, from Adelaide, Australia, had been so stressed and worried about how he would support his family after being made unemployed.
But all that changed in a stunning turnaround of fortune when his numbers came up in the lottery and he won the top prize in Australia's the Lott's Set For Life game, Mirror reported.
"I checked my online account last night and saw I had won. I woke up my wife to tell her and she screamed," the winner was quoted by The Lotto.
"It is unbelievable! I checked my online account so many times to see if it was real... it is a wonderful feeling," he added
It is safe to say that his, and his family's, life will never be the same after he netted the huge amount.
At the Easter weekend, he won the Set for Life jackpot, meaning he will receive around £10,000 (R240 000) a month for the next 20 years.
He had also recently welcomed his first child with his wife and will use the cash to buy their first home.
"We are a young family and we have a baby, so this will set us up for the rest of our lives," said the man.
"I recently lost my job because of COVID-19, and so this just gives me complete relief. I have been so stressed lately, but now I am so happy," he added.
The Australian dad purchased his ticket online at thelott.com, which has since been confirmed by officials.
And speaking of his wife's plans he said she wanted to do everything, a new car, holidays, a new house, not just any house but their dream house.
He has become the eighth person to win the Set for Life pot in 2020.
The coronavirus has crippled the economy worldwide with large numbers of businesses unable to operate while people are forced to stay at home.
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