Posted November 12, 2018 04:06:23The story of one lucky winner of the Melbourne lottery could have been even more exciting had it not ended up in the hands of the wrong person.
The lucky winner, who asked not to be named, is an Australian businessman who is now homeless in Brisbane.
He had just bought a home in the city of Mildura when he was approached by a family who wanted to rent him out as a guest.
The family, who had been living in a trailer park in Sydney, had moved to Mildura last year and the property was empty.
They had a young child and the family had been paying the rent on time.
But the rent would not cover the rent.
Mr Giannopoulos said he was very keen to find a home.
“They just said they didn’t have a house, and I was thinking, well, if I don’t get a house and pay the rent, then they’re not going to want to come to Mildur.”
Mr Gannopoulos was able to convince the family that the home was available.
The property had been bought in 2012 and had been listed as being worth about $5 million.
It was listed on the Sunshine List of properties with a value of $3.3 million, but Mr Gannopolos’ family said they had paid the rental before they had the chance to sell the property.
The couple said the property would not have been listed if they hadn’t won the lottery.
“We were shocked when we were told the property is for sale,” Mr Giannopolos said.
“I said, ‘what’s happening?'”
Mr Giamopoulos said the family was extremely grateful for the help of a local builder who was able buy the home for them.
“When we found out they were going to give us a free house, we just got a big smile on our faces,” he said.
The builder, who lives on the same street as the family, said they could have sold the property but they chose not to.
“It was a really lucky break.
We were able to get that property, but not for the right reasons,” he explained.
Mr Dolan said the lucky winner has been able to build a new life for himself and his family.
“This has been a really positive experience, especially for our family,” he added.
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