A SALAMANDER Bay man has confessed he’ll have a skip in his step today after the revelation he was a division one winner in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw.
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The man held one of the seven division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Lotto draw 3943 on Saturday 4 May 2019.
Each division one winning entry takes home a division one prize of $573,863.51.
The man admitted he got the shock of his life when he checked his entry and hadn’t let the winning ticket out of his hand since.
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning 50-game QuickPick entry at McCauley’s Bottleshop, on Soldiers Point Road, Salamander Bay.
When a NSW Lotteries official reached out to the winner last week, he admitted he was still beaming about the win.
“I haven’t let the ticket out of my hand,” he exclaimed.
“Yesterday morning I checked my emails and it was a nice surprise! I got the shock of my life.”
While he still planned to front up to work, the regular Lotto player said he was bound to be distracted thinking about his win.
“Life goes on, but with a little bit more of a skip in my step,” he said.
“We’ve got a mortgage hanging over our heads, so I’ll certainly put some towards that and then a little bit of travel.
He said, “It’s come at a very good time.”
McCauley’s Bottleshop owner John McCauley said he was ecstatic his outlet sold a division one winning entry.
“I’m actually overwhelmingly happy that one of our customers won!” he exclaimed.
“We’ve only been a lottery outlet for about four months, so I was in a state of disbelief when I saw we had sold our first big one.
“It makes all of our staff happy to put that winning smile on someone’s face! It’s just a great feeling to be part of making a customer’s dream come true,” Mr McCauley said.
“We are a bottleshop, so we’ll be cracking open some champagne to celebrate.”
In 2018, Monday & Wednesday Lotto and Saturday Lotto created 194 millionaires across Australia.
The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3943 on Saturday 4 May 2019 were 23, 8, 27, 7, 33 and 24, while the supplementary numbers were 41 and 15.