Victorian Man Becomes MILLIONAIRE After Melbourne Cup
One lucky punter thought it was just a normal day, having spent the day at work before placing a few bets on the Melbourne Cup while relaxing when he got home.
But it appears that the luck was in Dominic from Mill Park's favour after he earned the chance to win a whopping $1 million in TAB's Cup Millionaire promotion.
Punters had the chance to be randomly selected to partake in the cashed up promotion after placing a bet with TAB in any of the first four races at Flemington yesterday.
Dominic made the smart decision to place a $5 each-way bet at Land of Plenty in Race 3, which ran second.
He was then chosen for a chance to win $1 million if he tipped the Cup winner, and luckily he chose $15 chance Rekindling.
"I started the day working so I never could have imagined this," Dominic said.
"I was laying on the couch about to have a few bets when I got the call that I won the draw.
"I was actually home alone so I had to call a few mates who rushed over to watch with me."
It was a tight race with the sprint to the finish coming down to just two horses, Johannes Vermeer and Rekindling. But luckily for Dominic, the three-year-old colt managed to make it over the line first.
And well, Dominic is now one million dollars richer!
"I was just numb. It's a surreal feeling and I'm still in shock," Dominic said.
"I chose Rekindling because I liked its form overseas and its draw, but I never could have imagined this."