An airline worker was stood down because of coronavirus only to win $2 million in the TattsLotto draw for the weekend.
The Melbourne man was one of ten Division one winning entrants around the country , bringing $2 million per home.
“It has actually come at the perfect time for us,” the winning man said.
“I’m an airline worker and I’ve recently been stood-down due to COVID-19.
“I saw that there was a $20 million Superdraw and I thought to myself ‘I wouldn’t mind a share of that.’ So, I bought a ticket.”
The lucky winner was sitting at home on Saturday night with his family when he realised he’d won.
“She scanned the ticket again, and when she saw that we had won, she went into shock. We just kept checking the ticket all day.
“We would have loved to go out to a nice restaurant or something but staying inside is for the greater good, so we popped a bottle of champagne to celebrate instead.”
The winner, who bought his ticket in Bentleigh from Patterson Road Lotto News and Post, said he is planning to spend his money on a new car or home.
“This is the third time our store has sold a division one winning entry since we took ownership three years ago,” store owner Daniel Nguyen said.
“We will be telling our local community that our outlet has done it again.
“We will be saying we hope the next winner comes from our store too.”