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Shannen Findlay

"My endless lunchbreak starts now": Aussie wins second biggest lotto haul

"My endless lunchbreak starts now": Aussie wins second biggest lotto haul

A Sydney-based father will be counting his blessings after discovering he’s won $96 milllion. 

The unnamed man, located in Chatswood in Sydney’s Lower North Shore, won the whopping amount in the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1447, which was drawn on Wednesday. 

The office worker was initially stunned by the response when he was contacted by officials while working at his job. 

“You’re sh*tting me,” he said.

“I can only say holy sh*t.

“Jesus Christ! I’m at work at the moment so I wasn’t expecting this phone call.

“I’m shaking. I’m just waiting for someone to tell me I’m being punked.”

The Chatswood man said the only way to describe how he was feeling after the monumental win was “stunned.”

“I just really don’t know what to say.

“I know a number of people who are going to be extremely happy when I tell them I have won.

“I can’t wait to call my wife and tell her I have won. I don’t think she’ll believe me. I’m a bit of a prankster, so she’ll probably think I’m pulling a fast one.”

The lotto winner admitted he plan on quitting his day job. 

“This is going to change my life immeasurably,” he said.

“I’m going to look after my kids and make sure they are set up for the future.

“Then I am going to find the most outrageous holiday I can think of to take myself on. I’ve always wanted to travel so maybe I’ll work my way around the world.

“It’s unlikely that I am going to finish the day out at work. I’m pretty sure I’ll quit. My endless lunch break starts now.”

The man purchased his entry of one  random number online at thelott.com. 

He is the second biggest individual lottery winner in Australian history. 

The biggest jackpot winner is a Sydney mother who won over $107 million back in January. 

She was working as a healthcare professional at the time and admitted she had no plans to retire, simply because she loved her job. 

“It will drive me to do more for causes important to me,” she said.

Image Source: The Lott