An inner-city Sydney woman may have started the first few days of the year with no idea she was a Saturday Lotto division one winner, but is now happily making plans for her million-dollar prize.
The Sydney resident held one of the 19 division one winning entries in Saturday Lotto draw 4117, drawn Saturday 2 January 2021. Each division one winning entry scored $1,578,947.37.
When an official from The Lott contacted the winner this morning to confirm the life-changing news, she had no idea she’d kicked off 2021 as a millionaire.
“Oh my god,” she eventually managed.
“Oh, that’s fantastic! That’s amazing.
“I had no idea. Absolutely no idea.
“I sometimes print off my tickets when I buy them online and check them, but this time I didn’t.
“I’ve been playing for a long time and I have always considered myself quite lucky. I’ve had lots of little wins over the years but to win division one is incredible.
“I’m still coming to terms with the news!
“I need to think about how to break the news to my husband. He will be so thrilled!”
When asked how she planned to enjoy her Saturday Lotto fortune, the woman said she found herself suddenly contemplating an early retirement.
“I’m on holidays at the moment, and I think I will go back to work at least for a little while,” she explained.
“But maybe I will finish up earlier than I’d planned!
“Gosh, I will have to sit down and really think about what I will do.
“There are a lot of things in life that are very important and financial security is one of them.
“This gives us the security you dream of, which is a wonderful thing!”
The life-changing 50-game QuickPick entry was purchased online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.
The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 4117 on 2 January 2021 were 7, 5, 16, 44, 14 and 17, while the supplementary numbers were 26 and 31.
Across Australia, there were 19 division one winning entries in Saturday Lotto draw 4117 – six from Victoria, four from New South Wales, three each from South Australia and Western Australia, two from Queensland and one from Tasmania.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 227 so far this financial year, including 62 won by NSW Lotteries customers.
In 2020, Saturday Lotto created 122 millionaires across Australia.
During this time, there were 312 division one winning in Saturday Lotto entries across Australia, which collectively won more than $355.13 million.