A Canberra man has made a lucky discovery, three months after buying a lotto ticket.

The ticket was purchased for a Lotto draw back in October and was only recently found tucked away in the man’s drawer.

The man was left in disbelief after discovering the hidden ticket was worth $1.6 million.

“I’ve been playing Lotto for about 10 years, and I don’t check my tickets all the time. I only check them every three months or so.” he explained.

“I finally got around to checking my ticket and I couldn’t believe it! – I wish I had of checked the ticket sooner.”

When asked how life looked as a sudden millionaire, the Canberra man said he couldn’t wait to enjoy the financial freedom.

“I am going to take care of my family and pay off the mortgage,” he declared.


“I’ll definitely keep working and think of how to invest the rest!”