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'Life-changing’ lottery win to help rebuild farm after bushfires

A man will use his 'life-changing’ lottery win to rebuild after bushfires destroyed his farm this year,

The Inverell man won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1480, drawn Monday.

This morning an official from the Lott called the man to break the exciting news.

“Holy dooley. I’m shaking. This is wonderful," he said. “I just can’t believe it. I am in tears.

“I feel so restless right now. I can’t tell you how pleased I am. This is a lot of luck."

When asked how he planned to enjoy his windfall, the stoked bloke admitted it would be life-changing.

“We had a massive fire rip through the farm, destroying it,” he explained.

“I lost almost everything. There’s barely anything left.

“It was terrible. I’ve been so stressed, worrying about what I’ve needed to do.

“This will help me get back on my feet. You have no idea how much this means to me. It changes everything for me."

The man said he was going to throw a BBQ and invite all his neighbours to celebrate.

The winning entry was purchased at Inverell Newsagency, and owner Anthony Michael said he was absolutely thrilled the winning entry was sold to one of his local customers.

“It’s absolutely incredible news," he said. “I couldn’t be happier for him, especially considering his circumstances."


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