A DAD has revealed the incredible moment that he won £500,000 on the lottery – after initially believing it was a hoax.
The lucky father, who held the only winning ticket in the Lotto draw, said he was initially skeptical after receiving nuisance calls in the weeks prior.
The Australian man, who wished to stay anonymous, told news.au that he was heading home after taking his dog for a walk when he received the life changing call.
“Did you say you’re calling from The Lott? This better not be a hoax,” he recalled telling the phone operator.
“I have been receiving a lot of nuisance calls lately. I hope this isn’t another one of those, because this would be great if what you are telling me is true.”
After the Lotto employee clarified that the man was indeed the lucky winner of the $1million (£542,000) jackpot, he said the news had left him "shell shocked."
“A millionaire – I can’t believe it. “This is crazy. It’s a dream come true,” he said.
“I just sent a photo to my family of the win and they can’t believe it either. I can imagine the kids are already writing their wish lists.”
His wife also reportedly joined the call and joked there’s no way they’re getting a divorce anymore.
“And there’s no way I am leaving my husband now he’s a millionaire. I am writing my wish list now too,” she said.
The new winner also told the outlet that he plans to share his prize with his family, renovate his home and go on some holidays.
But, he admitted he wanted to be sensible with his winnings and seek financial advice.
“I need time to really plan what I am going to do,” he said.
“Most of it will be spent on the kids, which I am sure they will be very happy about.
“My wife wants to do some renovations around the house and I would love to go overseas in the future.
“In the meantime, I might go on some fishing trips here in Australia.”
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