AUSTRALIA NEWS: The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the world has cost many their livelihoods leaving them at the mercy of poverty. Not just the daily wage workers but corporate professionals have become unemployed due to the COVID-19 lockdown. In fact, if reports are to be believed, around 22 million people in the US have ran out of work following the deadly viral outbreak.
Amid such hue and cry, a young twenty year old Australian who recently became a father also lost his job following the coronavirus outbreak, reports Mirror. With this in mind, the man opted to try his luck in Australia’s the ‘Lott’s Set For Life’ game. It’s safe to say that his, and his family’s, life will never be the same after he netted the huge AUD $4.8million win, which is around £2.4million.
“It is a wonderful feeling. We are a young family and we have a baby, so this will set us up for the rest of our lives. I recently lost my job because of COVID-19, and so this just gives me complete relief. I have been so stressed lately, but now I am so happy,” he said.
“This gives us complete financial freedom. The possibilities are endless with this prize. This is a great feeling to have. I couldn’t be happier,” the man added.
Sharing his wife’s plans, he said, “She wants to do everything, a new car, holidays, a new house, not just any house but our dream house! Oh and a shopping spree, of course!”
Talking about the moment he discovered he’d won, the father of one said, “I checked my online account and saw I had won. I woke up my wife to tell her and she screamed. It’s unbelievable. I checked my online account so many times to see if it was real.”
“We did not sleep a wink. We stayed up all night watching TV and talking about what we’re going to do,” he added.
For the next 20 years the family will receive AUD $20,000, which is the equivalent of £10,200, a month. The Australian dad purchase his ticket online at thelott.com, which has since been confirmed by officials.