Two lucky Lotto players reject $100k after turning down a life-changing phone call – but there’s a happy end to the story
- Two players from Melton in Victoria won the first prize of $100,000 in lottery
- The pair said they hung up on Lotto officials who were telling them they won
- Soon after, the man logged into his account and found out it wasn’t a ‘prank’
Two lucky Lotto winners who initially rejected the life-changing phone call because they thought it was a prank are finally celebrating their victory.
The two players, from Melton in Victoria, won the first prize of $100,000 in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10386 after purchasing their winning entry at Australia’s official lottery provider, thelott.com.
The pair, who would like to remain anonymous, said they constantly hung up on the Lotto official who was calling to inform about their large win, thinking it was just a ‘prank’.
The two players from Melton in Victoria, won the first prize of $100,000 in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10386 (stock)
‘Sorry I hung up on you when you called me and ignored all of your calls. I have been receiving a lot of nuisance calls and I thought it might have been them, or it was some kind of prank,’ he said.
Soon after, the man logged into his online account and found out that he had won.
‘I was very surprised. I couldn’t believe it.’
The man, was in a private syndicate with his family member and called him up with the good news.
‘I called him straight after I saw we’d won. He was shocked. He didn’t believe me at first,’ he said.
‘We’ve been playing every week for years, but we’ve never won anything like this.
The lucky duo will be spending their win on overseas holidays, a new computer and to pay some bills.
The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot prize is now $3.64 million for draw 1488 while the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot is now $890,000 for draw 10387.
The men kept hanging up on the Lottery official who was calling to inform them of their win (stock)
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