A twist of fate that turns into a miracle: this is the funny story experienced by a young Australian father in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. As the Daily Mail reports, he lost his job a few weeks ago due to the coronavirus epidemic which is still raging all over the world.
But the fear and uncertainty of how he would provide for his family did not last long, since this man living in the city of Adelaide has just won the jackpot of a local lottery, netting him a prize of... nearly 2.6 million pounds.
But the lucky man is not going to get all of this money all at once. 'Set for Life,' the lottery he won, will send him a check for AU$20,000 each month over the next 20 years, bringing his total winnings to just under 2.5 million pounds.
And it might be much better for him and his own. The majority of lottery winners in the world tend not to be able to handle huge amounts of money, and most go a little money-crazy and somehow manage to blow through all of their millions in a matter of months. To have his winnings drip-fed to his account over decades may help to ensure a constructive use of this money.
He has plans
The young dad is going to take advantage of this unexpected turn of fate to buy a house he intends to home his small family in. The future millionaire confided:
It's unbelievable! I have checked my online account so many times to see if it was real ... it is a wonderful feeling. We are a young family and we have a baby, so this will allow us to prepare the rest of our lives. Irecently lost my job due to COVID-19, and this is a relief for me.
I've been so stressed out lately, but now I'm so happy. This gives us complete financial freedom. Possibilities are endless. I couldn't be happier.