A Queanbeyan man will retire after winning almost $2 million in the Lotto on Saturday night.
The draw has also made an unknown Canberran a lucky new year winner after they bought an entry at Kambah Newsagency.
Receiving the good news in a phone call on Sunday morning, the Queanbeyan resident said his $1.79 million in prize money would let him retire.
He picked the winning numbers eight years ago and has played them ever since, but in this draw he made an online entry for the first time.
"It's unbelievable," the man reportedly told Lott officials.
As the news sank in, he did not hesitate in choosing how he would use his Saturday Lotto windfall.
"I can retire now," he reportedly said.
"I imagine everyone sits there thinking about what they'd do if they won. Basically, I've always thought I would try and structure things so I wouldn't have to physically do much work any more. Now I can."
The draw had 17 winning division one entries, dividing its pool of $30 million between them.
The Lott will contact Saturday night's registered division one winners on Sunday morning, and is yet to find the Kambah entry winner, who will receive $1.77 million.
As several of the winning entries were unregistered, anyone who purchased an entry in the night's draw is urged to check it as soon as possible.
The Lott spokesman Matt Hart said the winners were bound to have a memorable 2019 after they received the news.
"If you've registered your $30 million Megadraw entry, stand by your phone this morning because we could be calling you with the dream-come-true phone call," he said.