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Australian man who lost home in bushfires wins lottery jackpot

Added 01-09-20 01:18:02pm EST - “"This really has come at the most incredible time," said the winner.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Australian man who lost home in bushfires wins lottery jackpot”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

An Australian man who recently lost his home in the country’s devastating bushfires celebrated a “miracle” on Thursday — a $1 million lottery win.

The unidentified man’s home in New South Wales burned to the ground late last year — and he feared he would never be able to rebuild because he was uninsured, according to Australian lottery authorities.

But he was overwhelmed Thursday when he was contacted at work and told he won the top prize, which is about $690,000 in US dollars.

“This really has come at the most incredible time,” he said, according to a statement by The Lott. “This is a miracle!”

The winner — who wished to remain anonymous — said he was overwhelmed knowing he could now rebuild his razed family home.

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