Man wins won lotto three times in one month
The odds of winning the lotto in Australia are about 50 million to one, but one lucky Sydneysider has managed to do it three times – all in the last month.
Carlo Massetti has decided to give up his anonymity to support a charity close to his heart.
The 59-year-old bought two system entry tickets from the Six Ways Newsagency in Bondi Junction last month, winning him almost $2.5 million.
He then bought a third ticket with the winnings and, incredibly, got lucky again, winning another $48,000.
In total, he spent close to $5,000 on each ticket, netting a total of almost $3 million.
Today, Mr Massetti donated $50,000 of his lottery winnings to St Vincent’s Hospital’s heart and lung unit.
“I’ve got a lot of respect for St Vincent’s Hospital and I was more than happy to assist where I can,” the Bondi local told 9NEWS.
Mr Massetti was motivated to donate to the hospital because of a family history of heart disease. His generosity has allowed the hospital to buy an Organ Care Machine, that can recharge a damaged or dead heart.
The hospital performs around 100 heart and lung transplants a year and with the new machine, more donated organs can now be transplanted successfully.
When speaking about his triple win, Mr Massetti told 9NEWS “I think it just comes down to luck, but with three wins I think someone is looking out for me”.
He originally wanted to change the first winning ticket because he didn’t like the look of the numbers, but the vendor persuaded him to stay with that ticket.
“He was right,” Mr Massetti said.