A grandfather is planning the biggest fishing trip of his life after winning $2.1 million in Oz Lotto.
A grandfather is planning the biggest fishing trip of his life after winning $2.1 million in Oz Lotto. Golden Casket

Grandfather gone fishing after winning Oz Lotto

WHAT would you do if you won $2.1 million?

Would a trip to some of the greatest fishing spots around the world be high on the list?

A Deception Bay grandfather will be packing up the rods and heading out to exotic locations after reeling in division one in the Oz Lotto Draw.

The winner, who also claimed several division three winnings, had a moment to remember when he woke to find his lucky numbers had been called.

"I realised I had won at about five o'clock this morning when I got out of bed, I saw I had seven straight numbers but I had to double check," he said.

"It's just unbelievable!

"Absolutely bloody fantastic, isn't it?!"

However, it was almost a case of what may have been after he only remembered to enter at the eleventh hour.

"I realised it was Tuesday and I hadn't put a ticket on yet," he explained.

"I thought, I've got a spare $10.50, I'm going to put it on Oz Lotto and sure enough I bloody won!"

"I'm shocked, I'm shaking right now."

But now he's Australia's newest millionaire, the man, who wishes to remain anonymous, has only one thing on his mind - but only after celebrating with his family.

"Anywhere in the world I can fish, that's where you'll find me," he said.

"And I've got a tribe and a half of children and grandchildren to share the prize with!"
 
The man purchased his ticket at Deception Bay News and owner Mung Lam said the team was celebrating as much as the mystery winner.

"It's very exciting, this is the first time we've sold a division one winning ticket since taking over the newsagency," Ms Lam said.

"And we can't wait to sell more!"


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