A granddad living in regional Victoria has vowed to use his million-dollar lotto win to travel and see his grandson who he’s never met due to COVID-19 restrictions.
A grandad living in regional Victoria has vowed to use his million-dollar lotto win to travel and see his grandson who he's never met due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Hoppers Crossing man has been living under Victoria's strict lockdown measures for months and has been unable to visit family outside the state.
His luck turned around on Wednesday when he discovered he held one of the two division one entries in Australia, taking home a prize of $1 million.
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While the lucky winner will be unable to have a large celebration under current gathering restrictions, he said his one hope is to meet his grandson.
"We'll celebrate at another time. I'll use this prize to help my family. They're very, very important to me," he said.
"When we can, I can't wait to travel and meet my new grandson. I haven't met him yet.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning marked 9-game entry at Target Lotto in Hoppers Crossing.
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Target Lotto owner Carlo Addamo said it was his outlet's third major win during the past five weeks.
"I have owned the store for 18 years and we've sold 38 division one prizes. We have been fortunate to have been able to sell so many major prize-winning tickets.
"It's been a very challenging year for everyone and when a customer wins it makes me so happy knowing that we could be the ones contributing in a very positive way and making a positive difference."
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/lotto-winner-uses-win-to-visit-grandson-hes-never-met-victorian-lockdown-measures-coronavirus/e9e88002-f7ef-4eb3-95ef-bc2ec8f48f82