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Man who won £21 million on lottery and quit work the next day shares how he spent his winnings

Man who won £21 million on lottery and quit work the next day shares how he spent his winnings

The Aussie bloke spent his money wisely to end up earning more back

The man who won a whopping £21million and then quit work the next day shares how he spent his money.

I mean, fair enough to be honest. If you’re ready to retire and suddenly land millions then why not just quit instantly?

Aussie Cliff Little became a millionaire overnight in 2019 when he bagged the entirety of a Powerball jackpot.

The bloke immediately retired from his career as a disability worker and went on to splash the cash.

But he didn’t just recklessly spend his $40million (£21million), he made further bank on the mega winnings.

The North Queensland bloke told Australian news broadcaster, 9 News, how it felt to win win the jackpot.

“When I see them come up - 1, 2, 3, 12, 20 - I said ‘Oof! I’m getting more than my money back,’” he said.

“The guy rang up, I said: ‘Who the hell are you?’ … he was from Lotto, and he confirmed it. I couldn’t go back to sleep.”

The Australian has spent his millions on flashy cars and properties for his family.
9 News

Upon receiving the phone call, Little said: "I thought I would check my ticket before bed. I was quite calm. I knew I had some of the numbers and thought I might have won division six.

“Then I had another look and thought 'no, you b******s are wrong!' I had a look again. Then I went and had a shower.”

After quickly leaving his job, he went on to purchase a snazzy Toyota Supra sports car, properties for his children, and racehorses.

Setting up as a racehorse owner and investing in thoroughbreds has apparently been a lucrative investment.

“People might scoff at this, but the money is great. It’s only secondary importance when you see the cups,” Little explained.

The millionaire has never met his horse trainer, Rex Lipp.
9 News

“Lotto is a game of chance, as we all know, but winning a Group One with the trainer training the horse and the jockey primed to go with it, that’s the excitement, the tactics in it and things like that.”

One of the racehorses he owns is a two-year-old called Cifrado. It’s reported that the racehorse has earned him a staggering $881,000 (£471,000) in prize money by the summer of 2023.

Despite striking gold with the horse, it's said Little has never met the trainer, Rex Lipp.

And Little isn't all that bothered about the glitz and glam of horseracing, preferring to watch Cifrado from his couch with a cold beer.

He told Racenet: "I had always liked racing, but I remember sitting down after I won the lotto thinking ‘what else can I spend my money on?’"

Featured Image Credit: 9 News

Topics: Australia, Money, National Lottery