THE biggest prize Joe McCallum has ever won is $44.
But the 33-year-old, who is doing a graduate diploma in para-medicine at the University of Ballarat, is hoping tonight his luck might change.
The Kerang resident is one of the many people who lined up yesterday to have a shot at the $70 million jackpot.
“I am studying full time and working full time as a nurse,” Mr McCallum said.
“My wife told me you better grab one ticket. I am hoping I will win and it will make life a lot easier.”
Mr McCallum said he had won a bit of money before but it wasn’t much.
“I won $8 once and then $33,” he said.
“I am not sure what I will do if I win the $70 million. Maybe buy the Kerang town.”
Midvale News Post and Lotto owner Shane Stevens said they had a steady stream of people all day yesterday but were expecting more today .
“It will be bedlam,” Mr Stevens said. “Potentially, we could take in three weeks takings in one day. It is everyone’s dream ticket.”
The shop has already produced one $700,000 winner last Easter weekend and Mr Stevens is hoping to repeat the magic.