12 June 2015, By Mandy Paterson
Saturday Lotto Winner Left Speechless
2 min read
Yet another Oz Lotteries member is celebrating after winning Division 1 in a recent $4,000,000 Saturday Lotto draw! Our lucky Saturday Lotto winner, a woman from the New South Wales area of Narellan, is now $722,023.73 richer – not a bad return on a ticket worth $10.80! Her winning 12-game Quickpick was purchased online from OzLotteries.com, and the prize money will be paid directly into her account. How easy is that!
A mystery lotto winner from Victoria Point in Queensland is also $722,023.73 richer – but they don’t know it yet. The Division 1 winning ticket was purchased from a local newsagency, but the winner has yet to come forward to claim their prize. Lottery officials are encouraging lotto players in the Brisbane bayside suburb to check their tickets against the weekend’s winning numbers – 32, 31, 33, 29, 15 and 39 plus supplementary numbers 12 and 22. There’s three quarters of a million dollars waiting for one lucky person!
Elsewhere in Brisbane, a retired man was also unaware he had a Division 1 winning prize waiting for him until lottery officials contacted him with the big news. Even better – the lucky winner’s System 8 ticket also brought him prizes in minor divisions, bringing his total winnings to almost $740,000.
“I’ve won how much?” the man exclaimed. After being told the sum of his prize money, he joked “that’ll buy a couple of meat pies!” The winner is a down-to -earth fellow with the desire to help others with his unexpected late in life windfall. “I’ll carry on as normal,” he said, “but I’d like to use my Saturday Gold Lotto windfall to help my children.”
While Saturday Gold Lotto is known as TattsLotto in the states of Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory, the prize was no less “gold” for the two Victorian Division 1 winners.
A couple from Daylesford, a town in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, said the news of their $722,023.73 prize was the icing on the cake to their “lovely” long weekend. “This has just topped it off,” the man said. “That’s fantastic!”
The couple will use the money from their winning 36-game Quickpick to pay off their mortgage, and will soon be on the way to the great Australian dream of home ownership with no strings attached. But taking in the sights of faraway places is also on the cards once they’ve taken care of business, with the windfall contributing to “a dream holiday”.
The Garden State’s second Division 1 winner in the Saturday TattsLotto was located in Taylors Lakes in Melbourne’s north western suburbs. In what appears to be a theme with most of the big six winners in draw 3535, the winner was completely in the dark about his life changing prize until he received a phone call from lottery officials.
“Wow!” he said in shock. “It really is a lot to take in right now.” When asked what he would do with his $722,023.73 prize, the man was simply too overwhelmed to answer. His winning 50-game Standard ticket was purchased from a local newsagency.
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