2 Australian colleagues from Australia become millionaires after they accidentally bought identical lottery tickets, and ended up winning the lottery.
The 2 friends, whose identities were not shared with the public, are from Goolwa, which is located south of Adelaide, Australia, were taking turns at entering the lottery for years.
But this time the 2 forgot whose turn it was, and ended up buying a ticket with the same numbers.
One of the winners said, “My mate thought it was his turn last week, but it was actually mine and I’d already put it on.”
The winner added, “It’s incredible that the week we both end up with a ticket, thanks to a mistake, is the week our numbers are drawn.”
The winner continued, “And if you knew the two of us, the more likely scenario is that the week our numbers are pulled out of the barrel is the week we’d both forget to buy a ticket.”
The 2 mates pocketed $1.67 million after winning the division one prize in the X Lotto Draw, which was held on November 9, 2019.
The 2 are now planning to quit their jobs and retire together.
The winning numbers in the X Lotto Draw were 12, 21, 10, 2, 1 and 42.
The second winner, whose identity was also kept anonymous, said, “This is the greatest stuff up in the world.”
The winner added, “It was a good week to mess up, wasn’t it? My mate called me at the crack of dawn saying ‘I’ve got some news for you.”
The winner continued, “I thought he was lying of course when he said we’d won division one. Then I told him ‘well, I’ve got some even better news for you. I put the Lotto on as well, thinking it was my week. We were both just flabbergasted, to be honest with you. It’s absolutely surreal.”