MAN SCOOPS £680,000 LOTTO JACKPOT BUT NEARLY MISSES OUT ON PRIZE AFTER THINKING WIN WAS ‘HOAX’ AS WIFE ‘DIDN’T BELIEVE HIM’
The lucky winner, from Darwin, almost didn’t collect the money after being left in total disbelief when he saw all six of his numbers on the lottery app.
“Usually, I get an email straight after the draw that tells me how close I am to winning division one,” the winner told Daily Mail Australia.
“But this time, I didn’t, so when I woke up on Sunday morning, I logged into The Lott app and I saw I had all six numbers.
“I thought ‘well, that’s strange’ and then I saw the prize amount, and I thought it must be some kind of hoax.”
He was one of five winning entries in the TattsLotto draw with each person taking home £680,000 ($1,304,946.92).
The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said it took some time for him to believe that he had scooped the massive prize.