LUCKY WIN: A Hervey Bay man has won the best Christmas gift about $16 could buy - a $10 million winning lottery ticket.
LUCKY WIN: A Hervey Bay man has won the best Christmas gift about $16 could buy - a $10 million winning lottery ticket. Contributed

LOTTO WIN: Bay dad claims $10 million Christmas draw

A YOUNG Hervey Bay man has vowed to continue his Christmas holidays indefinitely after winning $10 million on Christmas Day.

The father in his twenties, who now plans to retire, was the only national division one winner in the Christmas Day Oz Lotto draw,

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he had just finished Christmas dinner with his family before going online to check the lottery.

"I really just couldn't believe it... I was in utter disbelief," the man said.

"I had to call everyone to make sure I wasn't dreaming.

"I really couldn't believe it, to win on Christmas Day - that one day, I feel so lucky.

"I've never really won anything in my life."

He purchased his 12-game entry at thelott.com for about $16.

With $10 million in the palm of his hand, he said his first priority was using his windfall to set up his young family for the future.

"We'll certainly be buying a house - there'll be no more renting," he declared.

"We just want to live comfortably for the rest of our lives and be happy.

"I really can't believe it. I'm retiring in my 20s!"

The Oz Lotto winner is the latest division one winner from Hervey Bay, which already holds the record for a $70 million Powerball win, Australia's largest single division one prize.

It's not the only division one winner in Hervey Bay this year.

A Pialba mum won more than $1.3 million in a Saturday Gold Lotto draw in March, while a young Hervey Bay woman won $1 million in a Saturday Gold Lotto draw in August.



How ‘abnormally’ hot it’s going to get today

How ‘abnormally’ hot it’s going to get today

Records are expected to shatter across the country over coming days

UPDATE: Search for reported missing person called off

Premium Content UPDATE: Search for reported missing person called off

Emergency services were called to the Bargara shore last night.

Bundaberg 'terror plot': Federal police swoop

Premium Content Bundaberg 'terror plot': Federal police swoop

Man allegedly sought firearms training as part of plot