Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a Sydney airport worker had his hours reduced and had won a whopping $1.2 million in the lottery. Hailing from south of Sydney, the man from Bexley was completely taken by surprise when lottery officials got in touch with him to give him the life-changing news. He said that he had absolutely no idea because he hadn’t checked his ticket. He said he played the lottery every week, but he didn’t think that he would ever this big. The biggest prize he had won was not more than $1,000.
He disclosed that he had been working at the airport, but he had been working only one or two days since the COVID-19 pandemic. He informed the officials that he had been struggling to pay off his mortgage because his hours had been cut down. Thanks to the lottery, he would be able to pay off all his mortgage and wouldn’t have to worry about work while waiting for things to get back to normal. He said it was a big relief for him.
The airport worker was one of the five people who had won the jackpot on Saturday, each of them taking home a prize of $1,292,740.18. He had purchased his ticket from a local shop called Bexley Newsagency. The shop’s owner, Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, said that he was very excited at having sold a winning lottery ticket. He said that they had taken over the store back in June 2019, but this was the first time they had sold a division one winning ticket. He revealed that they had decorated their store with posters and balloons and were sharing the news with all of their clients.
In the last financial year, a total of 127 millionaires had been created by Saturday Lotto, all over Australia.