Australian man wins three big lottery prizes in one month

June 22 (UPI) — An Australian man’s $35,718 prize marked his fifth major lottery win — and his third within the span of the last month.

Carlo Massetti, 59, who surrendered his anonymity to make a sizable donation to charity, won the lottery twice in one week last month using two system entry tickets bought from the Six Ways Newsagency in Bondi Junction, New South Wales.

Massetti won nearly $1.9 million from his dual wins, and added another $35,718 when be bought a third ticket with some of his winnings.

The lotto fan said the three wins brought his total number of big wins since 2012 to five.

The winner celebrated his three big wins by donating $37,206 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,” Masseti told 9News.