A Jamisontown grandfather admitted he was too mind-boggled from discovering his division one win in Saturday Lotto that he spilt his morning coffee.
He held one of five division one winning entries in Saturday Lotto draw 4193, drawn Saturday, September 25 – each entry pockets $1,303,213,75.
So far in 2021, there have been 19 division one wins in the western Sydney and Blue Mountains region, collectively worth more than $26.18 million.
Confirming his win with an official from The Lott this morning, the man explained he’d checked his ticket over the weekend and made the exciting discovery.
“I was absolutely gobsmacked. I spilt my coffee when I found out!” he laughed.
“As soon as I woke up, I went to my computer to check the results and to see if I was going to work this week. It came to my surprise that I was a newly minted millionaire.
“When I was checking the results, I thought to myself, ‘I’m not going to win’. I guess I was wrong!
“It’s made my life easier; I can live comfortably.
“I always knew I was going to retire this year, but I didn’t expect I could retire so soon. This has brought my retirement plans forward. This is a great way to finish up.
“I’m very happy.”
With his division one lottery fortune about to hit his bank account, the merry man knew exactly what he was going to do.
“Besides from retiring, I’m going to pay off some bills, go on a holiday and help out the children with their house plans,” he shared.
“My children have been wanting to purchase a house for a long time. This will help them significantly.
“I can’t do much celebrating at this stage. The celebration plans might be put on ice until the restrictions ease. Hopefully we can have the family around to celebrate later in the year.”
The life-changing 36-game Quickpick entry was purchased at Southlands Newsagency.
Southlands Newsagency owner Yang Xia explained he had been waiting for a major lottery win for a while now.
“It’s about time we’ve changed someone’s life! We’ve been patiently waiting. The last time we sold a division one winning entry was two years ago,” he revealed.
“We’ve been telling every customer that has been coming into the store. They’re excited for the winner and for us.
“On behalf of the team at Southlands Newsagency, a big congratulations to the winner and we hope they enjoy their windfall!”
The winning numbers were 33, 29, 36, 40, 6, 28, while the supplementary numbers were 43 and 26.