I’m the world’s unluckiest lottery player… I thought I scooped £20m jackpot until I noticed agonising twist on my ticket

I’m the world’s unluckiest lottery player… I thought I scooped £20m jackpot until I noticed agonising twist on my ticket

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A MAN has revealed the tragic moment he realised he had not won £20 million in a lottery jackpot.

Rob Brodie missed out on the life-changing sum thanks to one small agonising detail, which still keeps him up at night.

Rob Brodie, 57, was gutted to discover he hadn’t won a bigger powerball jackpot

Rob’s agonising blunder saw him get six out of the seven correct numbers[/caption]

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The Australian dad, 57, was sure he’d bagged the top prize in March 2020.

After checking the numbers more closely, he realised he was just a digit away from splitting the huge £40 million prize with one other winner.

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Brodie bagged six out of the seven Powerball numbers, and got a 12 where he needed an 11 in the last slot.

The world’s “unluckiest” lotto winner managed to take home just under £8,000.

Tragically, he didn’t notice at first and went to bed thinking he’d won.

The next morning upon closer inspection he realised his mistake.

He said: “I’m still losing sleep over it.

“I think of it often to this day, of how close I was and how gut-wrenching it was.

“It would have made me and my two children set… with a very comfortable life.”

When Brodie didn’t get a phone call that morning with good news, he thought he could still win a division two prize, which five other entrants had won – bagging £100,000.

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The Sunshine Coast resident spent his winnings on helping his son buy a first car and gave some to his daughter.

Brodie found himself in division three after securing six correct numbers.

He said: “I felt gutted and felt sick being only one number off. Then I thought well the second division is okay but I then learned I only won the third division.”

The dad-of-two has worked in the merchant navy for 30 years.

He still rents the three-bedroom home he shares with his family.

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Brodie said the money from a division one win would’ve gone to his six other siblings.

Tragically the Aussie said he called them to apologise the next day.

 He said: “I felt sorry for them and rang each one of them to say sorry I thought I had the opportunity to help them.”

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