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Man discovers $2 million winning lotto ticket in his car

Man discovers $2 million winning lotto ticket in his car

A man who forgot about his lotto entry ended up scoring a $2 million division one prize after finding it on the passenger seat of his car.

The man from Western Sydney was one of 10 division one entries who won across the country in Saturday’s Lotto $20 Million Superdraw.

He said the lucky strike was “pure craziness” as he sat in his car on Monday being completely unaware of the multi-million dollar piece of paper on the seat next to him.

“I only checked the ticket this morning. I jumped into my car and saw the ticket there, and I’d completely forgotten about it,” he told The Lott.

“When I scanned it over and saw I had won I just couldn’t believe it! It’s honestly amazing.”

The man played lotto once a month but never believed he would actually be a winner.

As millions are expected to drop into his account soon, he said he hopes to use a portion of it to renovate his home and he wants to save the rest for his retirement.

“We really want to do some renovations on our home. So this will certainly allow us to do that. And my wife and I are both semi-retired so we will put this towards our retirement fund and will be able to just really enjoy ourselves. It will be incredible.”

The man purchased his winning ticket at Robertson Newsagency in the NSW Southern Highlands.

“This is wonderful. There’s plenty of excitement around. In the current climate with all the uncertainty, fancy being able to hand a $2 million winning ticket to someone,” owner Hope Waters said.

“All our customers are incredibly excited to hear the news, and they are all hoping it will be them next time. Congratulations to our winner. We hope they really enjoy it and can put their winnings to good use.”

Of the 10 winners, four were from New South Wales, three from Victoria, and one each from Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.