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A man from Sydney in Australia has revealed that he walked around with a Lucky Lottery Super Jackpot  ticket worth $3.88 million in his wallet for weeks before realising it was a winner.

The lucky man, who chose to remain anonymous as he claimed his Lucky Lottery Super Jackpot prize, told lottery officials that he only realised when he discovered the winning ticket tucked away discreetly in his wallet. The winning ticket was purchased for the drawing on July 2nd, but the discovery wasn’t made until weeks later. A EuroMillions winner from Suffolk in England also left his winning ticket unchecked in his wallet for weeks, while a man’s $68 million NZ Powerball ticket was sitting in his wallet for eight days before he checked it.

The Sydney man purchased his Lucky Lottery Super Jackpot ticket at Riverwood News agency and found out that it was a winner when he was running errands a few weeks later. “I’d just been to the shops and I thought I’d go and check my tickets in my wallet as I hadn’t done that in a while,” the lucky winner explained. “When I checked this ticket, the guy behind the counter said, ‘You are the lucky winner!’”

The lucky winner, who described his Lucky Lottery Super Jackpot win as “very difficult to believe” just like a Canadian Lotto 649 winner who won $7 million just before April Fools’ Day, said that the moment he realised what the clerk was saying, he felt “amazing”.He now plans to treat his family to celebrate his big win, and he is also thinking about using his Lucky Lottery Super Jackpot winnings to travel overseas. Nearby, another man from Sydney revealed his secret to winning the Oz Lotto as he did so five time in three months, while another man from the local area shared a $30 million Powerball jackpot with a syndicate of 25 people.

John Zhang, owner of the Riverwood News agency, told Lucky Lottery Super Jackpot officials that he was pleased the lucky winner had been found. “He came in to check his tickets and then I saw his ticket was the winning one!” Mr Zhang said. “I still don’t think he believes it!” Until the winnings were claimed, the Lucky Lottery Super Jackpot prize was Australia’s largest unclaimed winnings.

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