26 June 2023

Belconnen man plans to buy first home following $2 million Lotto win

| Claire Fenwicke
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The Belconnen winner purchased his entry online. Photo: Supplied.

The hunt for a first home has become a financial reality for a Belconnen man after he won $2 million in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto Megadraw.

He held one of the 15 division one winning entries in the draw on 24 June.

The ACT winner said he was “ecstatic” to have won alongside so many other people.

“I love the fact that I get to share this life-changing win with so many other Australians,” he said.

“Hopefully, it helps a lot of people!”

He had bought his winning entry online.

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The Belconnen man planned to pay off some debts and share some of the money with family and friends before beginning his house hunt.

“I can’t wait to start shopping around. It’s going to be so exciting,” he said.

“I start to think about what this win will do for me and my family, and it’s really overwhelming.”

Of the 15 division one winning entries, there were six each from Queensland and NSW, two from Victoria and one from Western Australia.

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Congratulations on the lucky win.
But as the saying goes ‘be careful what you wish for’ – with activists demanding a revolution and saying all property owners are capitalists, being a homeowner may place you in the ‘privileged’ group if they take control!

Congratulations! Lovely to hear that a family can have their own home and not stress about a mortgage!

I’m green with envy!

Lol since when is $2m windfall reportable news. That is chump change!

Jeez, you’re a misery. Why can’t you be happy for someone once in a while?

I am happy for him, as much as I’m happy for any gambler who’s won big at the casino or sports gambling. Why is this newsworthy and others not? Isn’t this glorifying gambling and normalising the behaviour? The lottery is a tax on the stupid and the media is condoning it.

Simon Bessey8:40 pm 26 Jun 23

Riotact isnt exactly a national news platform.

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