Melbourne man who lost his job in covid wins $80 million Powerball

Melbourne man who lost his job in covid wins $80 million Powerball

A middle-aged North Melbourne man who lost his job during the coronavirus pandemic has woken up $80 million richer after securing Australia’s third biggest lottery prize in history.

The Powerball was drawn overnight but it took 12 hours to identify the winner of the $80 million.

The Lott revealed this morning the winner was a man from Melbourne who had lost his job during covid and had been working as a cleaner to make ends meet.

“I am so excited. I checked my ticket late last night. I couldn’t sleep after that!", he told The Lott.

“I lost my job during one of the many lockdowns here in Melbourne. We had only just bought a home and didn’t see it coming.

“I’ve been working as a cleaner ever since to make ends meet.

“Like for so many people, these lockdowns have been really tough for our family.

“But I’ve always said, you’ve just gotta keep trying. Now, look what’s happened.”