A Mount Gambier man is looking forward to reuniting with his family after discovering he had won $1 million in Monday X Lotto four days after the draw.
The winner held one of the two division one winning entries nationally in Monday & Wednesday X Lotto draw 3876, drawn Monday 10 June 2019. Each entry takes home a division one prize of $1 million.
While the winner’s entry was registered to an EasiPlay Club card, their contact details were not up to date so SA Lotteries officials had no way of contacting them to break the life-changing news.
When an SA Lotteries official confirmed the news this afternoon, the man was so overwhelmed, he was rendered speechless.
“Oh my god. Oh my!” he uttered after a few moments of stunned silence.
“I’ve been playing those numbers for years. I can’t believe they have come up!
“They are just numbers that came to me years ago and I’ve played them ever since.”
When asked how he planned to enjoy his newfound millionaire status, the emotional winner confessed he wanted to use his windfall to reunite his family.
“I’m going to use it to find my family that I’ve lost touch with,” he declared.
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his 8-game marked entry at Rosaville Takeaway & Lotteries, 234 Commercial Street West, Mount Gambier.
Rosaville Takeaway & Lotteries owner Malcolm Domaschenz said he was thrilled the winner had come forward to claim his prize.
“We are so excited for our customer! He is a local to the area and a regular customer who has been playing lotteries with us for years,” he said.
“It was amazing to be able to break the news that he was a winner when he checked his ticket today.
“This is the ninth division one winning entry we’ve sold since we bought the store 12 years ago. We hope to round it out to an even 10 really soon!”
In 2018, Monday & Wednesday X Lotto and X Lotto created 194 millionaires across Australia.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 158 so far this calendar year, including 13 won by SA Lotteries customers.
In the 12 months to 31 December 2018, there was 280 division one winning X Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $306.19 million.