Offbeat Australian wins lottery twice in a week

13:33  14 may  2018
13:33  14 may  2018 Source:   afp.com

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A stunned Sydney man who was celebrating an Australian lottery windfall could not believe it when he won again less than a week later. "We don't know of anyone else who has won twice in a week ," NSW Lotteries spokesman Matt Hart told AFP.

A stunned Sydney man who was celebrating an Australian lottery windfall could not believe it when he won again less than a week later. "We don't know of anyone else who has won twice in a week ," NSW Lotteries spokesman Matt Hart told AFP.

An Australian has won the state lottery twice in less than a week© Provided by AFP An Australian has won the state lottery twice in less than a week Talk about lucky. A stunned Sydney man who was celebrating an Australian lottery windfall could not believe it when he won again less than a week later.

The unidentified man, in his 40s and from the suburb of Bondi, picked up Aus$1,020,487 (US$770,000) on Monday last week and then scooped another Aus$1,457,834 on Saturday.

"I just thought this is too good to be true," he told NSW Lotteries Monday after being informed of his good fortune.

"The chances of winning twice in such a short period of time must be non-existent. I wish I had some advice to others on how to win the lottery, but I don't."

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SYDNEY (AFP) - Talk about lucky. A stunned Sydney man who was celebrating an Australian lottery windfall could not believe it when he won again less than a week later. The unidentified man, in his 40s and from the suburb of Bondi, picked up A,020,487 (S,026,607.60)

A stunned Sydney man who was celebrating an Australian lottery windfall could not believe it when he won again less than a week later. “We don’t know of anyone else who has won twice in a week ,” NSW Lotteries spokesman Matt Hart told AFP.

Asked what he would do with the cash, he said: "I'm not going to be stupid with it." He plans to invest in some Sydney real estate, buy a new car and "a holiday to Honolulu goes without saying".

Lottery organisers could not estimate the likelihood of winning twice in a week, but the odds of winning once are one in 1.845 million.

"We don't know of anyone else who has won twice in a week," NSW Lotteries spokesman Matt Hart told AFP.

"We have had people win twice in their lifetime, but not twice in a week. It is very unusual and unique."

Lotteries are hugely popular in Australia, with various government-owned and private-sector operators.

The biggest recent winner was a man from Victoria state who woke up Aus$55 million richer in January.

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