I became a millionaire after making a silly mistake when picking my lottery numbers – I didn’t find out for days

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A MAN became a millionaire after making a silly mistake when he picked his usual lottery numbers – and he didn’t find out he’d won big for days.

The Australian man had accidentally marked the wrong number when selecting his usual Lotto pick.

An Australian man became a millionaire by mistake last week – and he didn’t even know

But, that wrong number landed him $1million – or just more than £587,000.

The man, who has remained anonymous, said he accidentally selected one number he had never used before when he purchased his ticket online.

He had no idea he’d made the lucky error, or won big after the draw last Monday, until he picked up a call from the country’s lottery provider.

The man said: “I haven’t even checked my ticket. I usually religiously check my tickets straight after the draw, but for some reason, I didn’t this time.

“I’m looking at my ticket now, and I’ve realised I’ve even marked the numbers wrong too.

“They’re special numbers, and I use them every time, but one of the numbers on this ticket is entirely wrong.

“That means if I hadn’t made that mistake, I would never have won – f****** hell.

“It’s bloody fantastic. It’s awesome. One million dollars – what the hell.

“I had just finished cooking lunch and sat down to eat when you called. Well, my appetite is well and truly gone now.

“I can’t believe it. This is so weird.”

The man said his wife “doesn’t like” him buying lottery tickets, adding: “But she’s just walked in the door, and I’ve shown her the win on my phone, and now she’s bawling her eyes out.

“This prize is terrific because it’ll mean we can stress less and enjoy more time with our family.

“We’ll also plan a big holiday for our family as a surprise. We’ll go to Europe or America, I think.”

The man’s win comes after a Brit couple opened up when they won £3.6m in the Euromillions lottery.

Helen and Lee Kuchczynski said their bizarre first purchases may surprise people, as they splashed out on detached house and post sports car.

Back in May, Joe and Jess Thwaite won Britain’s biggest ever EuroMillions jackpot, bagging a life-changing £184m.

Joe, 49, and wife Jess, 44, of Corse, Gloucestershire, won the staggering cash sum, making them instantly richer than Adele.

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