Melbourne cleaner wins $ 80million in Lotto draw after losing job to Covid

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Middle-aged Melbourne cleaner who suffered six blockages and recently lost his job wins $ 80 MILLION Lotto draw

  • Melbourne cleaner who lost job due to Covid won $ 80million jackpot
  • The man had the only Division 1 winning entry in Thursday’s Powerball draw
  • Said he wants to use the money to improve his family’s life










A struggling Melbourne cleaner is $ 80 million richer after winning the third biggest lottery prize in Australian history.

The middle-aged dad, who lost his job due to the Covid pandemic and worked as a cleaner to make ends meet, won the Lotto jackpot.

The sire, who suffered six blocks, held the only Division 1 winning entry in Thursday’s Powerball 1317 draw.

“I am so excited. I checked my ticket late last night. I couldn’t sleep after that! the father, who wished to remain anonymous, told The Lott.

Middle-aged man who lost his job during Covid won $ 80million in Thursday’s Powerball draw (stock image)

“I lost my job in one of the many blockades here in Melbourne. We had just bought a house and didn’t see it coming.

He had a one in 134 million chance of guessing the correct numbers for the lotto draw.

Despite the incredible amount of money put in his bank account, the man remained extremely humble, stating that he just wanted to make life better for his family.

“I am certainly keen to pay the mortgage and the other bills that we have to start with,” he said.

“We are going to prepare our children for life. It will be an amazing thing to be able to do. There is so much we will be able to do with this award. It will change the lives of so many people! ‘

The winning entry was purchased online through OzLotteries.com, which is one of The Lott’s authorized resellers.

The man said he wanted to use the money to improve his family's lives (stock image)

The man said he wanted to use the money to improve his family’s lives (stock image)

17 Powerball Division 1 winners pocketed more than $ 519.8 million in prizes in Australia in the 12 months leading up to June 30, 2021.

Oz Lotto offers more chances of winning with $ 10 million up for grabs on Tuesday. Thursday’s Powerball offers $ 3 million.

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