LOCKDOWN: Dad who lost his job wins £2.4m lottery

A young dad who lost his job as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has won millions of pounds on the lottery.

The unnamed man, in his 20s, is one of millions around the world who have been left worrying how they would cope after being made unemployed because of coronavirus.

With a wife and young baby the father was "stressed" and worried about how he support this little family.

But all that changed when he won the top prize 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.

For the next 20 years the family will receive £10,200, a month.

The Australian dad purchase his ticket online at thelott.com, which has since been confirmed by officials.

He told The Lott : "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.

"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.

"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."

And speaking of 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!

“What can’t you do with this prize is the question!"

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