A man from Queensland, Australia showed up to work after becoming the richest man in his country town following his $50 million win.
The man reportedly won the $50 million Powerball Draw.
His identity is currently being kept as a secret.
The man was left unknown for some time because the ticket that they were holding was not registered to a playing card.
Luckily, he checked his ticket, which was left in his wallet, after hearing that someone had won the jackpot.
When lottery officials confirmed the news, the man said that he was left in complete shock.
Talking about the incident, the man said:
I’m thinking about all the times I decided to quit smoking and now I need a cigarette to calm down. I had the ticket in my wallet since I bought it. I heard someone in Mackay had won but of course I never thought it could be me. I checked my ticket on the app yesterday and my mind went blank. I’m still shaking. My brain is going at a million miles an hour. I only buy a ticket every now and again but I’ve always thought there may only be a tiny chance of winning the big one, but you need to be in it to win it.
When asked what he would do with the money, the man said that he still has no idea.
He went on:
I’ve never really given it much thought. I never thought I’d have to think about what to do with $50 million. I’ll still be showing up to work this week, but I don’t know if I will keep working. I’ll be taking care of my parents, I know that much at least. Owning my own home would probably be the craziest thing I’ve ever thought about doing with a lottery win.
The mysterious winner said that he is going to share the money that he had won with his family.
I know this is a big life changing thing. I have a lot of big decisions to make but I will take some time to wrap my head around everything. I won’t forget this moment for the rest of my life!
Such a big win!
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