Retrenched Australian security guard wins AU $5.8 Million Oz Lotto Jackpot

Your job is the primary source of your livelihood, and for some, it is more than just a title. It can bring a tremendous amount of pride and joy into your life. You are feeding your soul with so much satisfaction and gratification, boosting your self-esteem and giving you a sense of identity and security.

Some spend their whole life working towards getting the position that they have always dreamed of. But, what happens when all of that is suddenly taken away from you?

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A former security guard in Perth was buying groceries for his three-year-old daughter when he decided to take his chance and buy an Oz Lotto ticket. The infrequent lottery player thought that he would try something different after recently losing his job due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Little did he know that his decision would make him AU $5.8 million (about US $4.3 million) richer.

This lucky Oz Lotto winner had forgotten about his winning Oz Lotto ticket until he heard on the news that a mystery winner had not come to claim their windfall.

“I just want to go home and hug my daughter,” the shocked Oz Lotto winner said. “I always say that life could be a dream, and this certainly feels like one. I’m always reading the news about Lotto winners and never thought it could be me.”

Plans for his windfall

The millionaire from Armadale in the outskirts of Perth’s south-eastern suburbs indicated he is making plans of what he will do with his winnings. However, he said that the first person he will tell about his surprise windfall is his brother.

“I really look up to him, and he’s been struggling to find his finances to buy a house, but I’m going to buy him a whole house now,” he said.

Retrenched Australian security guard wins AU $5.8 Million Oz Lotto Jackpot

The Oz Lotto winner also revealed that he would use his winnings to go back to school and finish his commerce degree so he can manage his millions. He added that “my mum will be getting a new car, and I’ll buy myself a house and also set up my kids.”

Newsagency that sold winning Oz Lotto ticket ecstatic

The winning lottery ticket was purchased at Canning Vale Newsagency in the south of Perth.

“We did it, WA! One of our lucky customers will go home AU $5.8 million (about US $4.3 million) richer after winning division one in last night’s Oz Lotto draw,” the newsagent stated on its Facebook page.

“We’d like to thank all of our loyal customers for their support and congratulate the lucky winner.”

The former security guard is one of two winners from the Oz Lotto draw, with the other winning lottery ticket bought in Brisbane. This AU $5.8 million (about US $4.3 million) lottery win is the largest win in Western Australia in almost two years since the AU $10 million (approximately US $7.3 million) win in Albany. The latest Oz Lotto winner brings the total number of winners from Western Australia this year to 43.

Hermione Coleman, the Lotterywest spokeswoman, said that the best highlight of her job is interviewing lottery winners and hearing their stories.

How to play the Oz Lotto on

Playing the Oz Lotto on is straightforward, and this is how you do it;

  • Login to your account, if you do not have one, you can register one on using your preferred email address.
  • Deposit money into your account using our various easy-to-use payment options, and you are ready to play the Oz Lotto.
  • You can either choose to use the Manual or Quick Pick method to select your lucky Oz Lotto numbers.
  • Complete the checkout steps to confirm your purchase.

How to win the Oz Lotto jackpot

To win the Oz Lotto jackpot, or division 1, you have to match seven (7) numbers in a single game panel with the seven (7) numbers drawn during the draw. You can still win a prize by just matching three (3) winning numbers, including one (1) supplementary number in a single game.

Oz Lotto Syndicates

An Oz Lotto Syndicate is a group of lottery players who work together to increase their chances of winning the Oz Lotto jackpot. As a group, you can pool your money together to buy a bigger entry, thus giving you more chances of winning. Should your syndicate group win, the prizes are shared equally amongst all members.

You can play the Oz Lotto, and other international lotteries, on, and who knows we could be writing your lottery winner story next.

This article forms part of our Oz Lotto Resource Centre.

This post was written by
Leslie Eric Nunu - who has written 37 articles

Posted by Zeljko (16/09/2020)

very nice for him. congratulations

Posted by Ulambat (17/09/2020)

I am playing it and hope to hit a big prize soon.

Posted by Leyla (14/10/2021)


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