The Canberra Times reports that a Canberra father has won $708,049 after purchasing a division one lottery ticket at the Evatt Newsagency, just five weeks after a man claimed another winning ticket from the store worth $687,000.
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he’d never been overseas and didn’t think he’d be able to until his kids graduated.
“When I realised we’d won, I raced to tell my wife and she didn’t believe me!,” he said.
The father said the first thing his family would do was pay off their mortgage and relieve some stress on their finances after the win on the weekend.
In June, a man aged in his 60s claimed $687,000 from the same newsagency.