ARARAT - Ararat's Peter Harris could be a millionaire this time next month if things fall his way on the last Saturday in September.
Mr Harris was in first position on the Ararat Advertiser's TopTippa footy tipping leader board at the conclusion of the AFL home and away season last weekend and has earned himself the opportunity of a lifetime.
Mr Harris will join seven other TopTippa winners from newspapers across the state who will attend a number of functions on September 28, including the 2013 AFL grand final where they will have a chance to win $1 million.
"It is going to be a pretty hectic day by the sound of things," Mr Harris said.
"From what I understand is you get $1000 of fantasy money to place bets on whatever you want throughout the match, so first goal scorer, winning margin, Norm Smith medallist, things like that.
"The one with the most money at the end of the game then gets to pick an envelope for a chance to win $1,000,000."
This will be the fourth time Mr Harris has attended the AFL grand final, with the avid St Kilda supporter watching his team play off on the last Saturday in September in 2009 against Geelong and twice in 2010 against Collingwood.
While there wasn't much for Mr Harris to celebrate at the end of those games he is hopeful 2013 will be different.
With the Saints missing this year's finals he believes the decider will be between Hawthorn and Geelong.
Mr Harris has been at the top of his game during this year's football season. As well as taking out the TopTippa competition by 6.6 points, Mr Harris also topped the Shire Hall Hotel tipping competition by one point.
He said when it came to picking a winner he kept his strategy fairly simple.
"In the end I had to stick with the favourites," he said.
"I was pretty confident St Kilda would win their last two, so that helped.
"The first time I logged on (to TopTippa) I couldn't work it out, but it is similar to having a bet - The match odds equate to points.
In the last round St Kilda opened up $3.50 on the Wednesday so I got three and a half points for tipping them."
Mr Harris said he would probably take his son Matt along to the grand final.
"It should be a really good day, I would have been happy with just winning grand final tickets, but the competition on top of that makes it that little bit more exciting."