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A Lotto player from Canning in Western Australia has revealed that he was made redundant just three weeks before his big Wednesday Lotto win, making it an emotional month.

Just last month a ten-person syndicate from Perth shared a $4.2 million prize on the WA Saturday Lotto, and this most recent lottery winner said that he had lost his job after more than ten years working for the same company, and that he had been spending the time since desperately applying for jobs so that he didn’t have to continue living on a shoestring. However, now that’s he’s become a millionaire, the lottery player, who chose to remain anonymous, said that he will give the job search a bit of a rest now. An Irish winner of €200,000 got his big National Lottery scratchcard win not long after losing his job, while a woman won over $3.3 million on the Colorado Lottery just days after quitting her job because she felt burned out.

The man won $1 million in the Wednesday Lotto recently, but when he first checked his ticket he thought it was only worth a few hundred dollars, before it slowly dawned on him that he was Western Australia’s newest millionaire. According to the Canning man, the timing of his Wednesday Lotto win couldn’t possibly have been any better, and he said he’s in no rush to find a new job now. An Irish National Lottery winner said the timing of his win couldn’t have been better because he had just 60 cents left in the bank.

“I can stop working on all those hundreds of job applications! I’m certainly in no rush now,” he told WA Lotto officials, continuing to that say that having been playing the Lotto in Western Australia for the last 15 years, he’s happy to have finally seen some return. “It feels good to finally crack it,” he smiled. A Lucky Day Lotto winner from Illinois was delighted to finally win big after 15 years of buying seven lottery tickets a week.

The lucky winner purchased his Wednesday Lotto ticket from The Lucky Charm in Karawara, and lottery officials said that this win is one of many Division 1 wins that have been sold in the store. Mike Casey, the store owner, said that since 2001 his store has sold more than eight Division 1 winning tickets, with prizes in total worth other $37 million.

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