A Penrith couple have bid farewell to mortgage repayments and are looking forward to enjoying the feeling of financial freedom after winning division one in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw.
The local residents held one of the nine division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Lotto draw 4081 on Saturday, August 29. Each entry won a division one prize of $555,248.73.
Confirming their win with an official from The Lott this morning, the disbelieving husband explained they made the life-changing discovery over the weekend.
“Wow. Thank you very much,” he laughed.
“My wife bought the ticket and we scanned it on Sunday morning and saw we had a win but the amount didn’t appear.
“She had a feeling it was a big prize so we went straight to the local newsagency to check the ticket but the result didn’t come up on the screen.
“When we checked the numbers we thought there was no way it was real! My wife just started crying.
“It was incredible. We were both blown away!”
When asked how the couple planned to enjoy their Saturday Lotto fortune, they said it would bring a huge amount of financial freedom.
“We’re going to pay off the mortgage,” he said.
“It will be incredible to not have to make another mortgage repayment.
“We will both keep working but this will make our day-to-day lives so much easier. It’s a real game changer for us!”
The happy pair, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their winning entry at Nextra Westend in Westfield Penrith.
Nextra Westend owner Shivji Vekaria said discovering his outlet had sold a division one winning entry was the best way to start the day.
“This is the first division one winning entry we’ve sold, so we’re looking forward to celebrating this exciting milestone with our customers,” he said.
“We hope this is the beginning of plenty of big wins for our customers.
“We are extremely happy for our winners and we are sure they will put their prize to good use.”
The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 4081 were 16, 13, 25, 44, 40 and 20 while the supplementary numbers were 4 and 28.