Australian man 'accidentally' becomes multi-millionaire overnight

Sun Online Desk

15th February, 2017 07:26:36 printer

Australian man 'accidentally' becomes multi-millionaire overnight

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An Australian man has become an instant multi-millionaire after accidentally winning a lottery twice, reports China's Xinhua news agency.


The man, who hails from Point Cook in Melbourne's west, chose to remain anonymous, accidentally entered Saturday night's Tattslotto draw twice with the same numbers.


When the man's numbers were drawn he won two division one prizes worth US$1 million each.


"At first I thought 'wow I've won (US$1 million )' so at first I was lying in bed shaking," the man told News Limited on Tuesday.


"But then after an hour or so I realised I hadn't checked the rest of my tickets so I looked at the net one and to my surprise I found that I'd played the same game twice,” news agency IANS reports.


The man dazed after the incident also said that he did not even think of winning once let alone twice.


After pocketing just under US$2 million tax free from his mistake, the man now plans to buy a home, a Ferrari and take some time off work to travel and see the Seven Wonders of the World.