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Stunned Sydneysider wins almost $17million on the lottery 

by Gino Burdick (2020-08-31)

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A stunned Sydneysider has woken up almost $17million dollars richer after winning the lottery. 

The Parramatta man held the only division one winning entry nationally in the Oz Lotto draw 1370 drawn on Tuesday night, หวยหุ้น taking home a whopping $16,917,396.58. 

An official from the Lott contacted the man on Wednesday morning to confirm the life-changing news, momentarily reducing him to stunned silence.

'Wow!

Thank you,' the Western Sydney player eventually said. 

'Thank you. Thank you.

'That's almost $17 million! It's unbelievable.

A Parramatta man won $16.9million in Tuesday night's Oz Lotto after purchasing a ticket from Toongabbie Newsagency (pictured) 

The man told the official he had checked his ticket at a newsagency that morning but was told they could not pay out the prize.  

He said that was when he had realised he had taken out the top prize.  

'I went blank.

I couldn't think at all. It's a blessing from the heavens above!

'I've been playing Oz Lotto for a very long time, marking the same numbers week after week. I never thought I would win a prize this big.'

When asked how he might begin to enjoy his $16.9 million prize, the man said the reality of the news would need to sink in first.

'We will certainly sleep on it, it's going to take a little while to sink in,' he said.

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'We will definitely be sharing the prize with our family and although we can't go on a holiday at the moment to celebrate, we will do that down the track.

'We will be very wise with the prize but of course we will really enjoy it!'

The multi-million-dollar winning entry was purchased at Toongabbie Newsagency, 46 Aurelia Street, Toongabbie.

Toongabbie Newsagency owner Robert Chong said it was the first division one winning entry they'd sold this year.

'Congratulations to our latest winner.

We hope they really enjoy their prize!' he said.

'We're so excited for our customer.



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