Wed, Nov 12, 2014 - 3:49 am

Man accidentally throws $1,000,000 Lotto ticket in garbage

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A Latrobe Valley man is feeling sheepish after realising he had thrown away his Division 1 winning ticket from last week's Wednesday Lotto!

Fortunately, the ticket worth $1,000,000 was registered and lottery officials were able to contact the lucky winner. Upon receiving the phone call, he immediately tipped out his trash and reclaimed the 36-game Quickpick ticket. "I must have thrown it out with other things from my wallet," he laughed.

The winner, located in the Gippsland region of Victoria, said he would "celebrate with a drink" before he began planning how to use the money, adding that it would "certainly make life easier."

There's a guaranteed $1,000,000 Division 1 prize offered every Monday and Wednesday for up to 4 winners. The odds of winning Division 1 in Monday and Wednesday Lotto are higher than more popular games such as Oz Lotto or Powerball - try your luck today!

The winning numbers from Wednesday Lotto draw 3397 on Wednesday November 5 were 13, 28, 34, 43, 37 and 4, with supplementary numbers 21 and 17. Could you be Australia's next millionaire? Powerball jackpots to $15 million this Thursday - official tickets are on sale now.

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