A Newcastle dad is looking forward to a grand European tour with his family after scoring more than $1.48 million in the weekend’s Lotto Strike draw.

The Novocastrian held the only division one winning entry in Lotto Strike draw 5241 on Saturday 11 February 2023 and pocketed the entire $1,486,390.10 prize.

“It’s hard to believe!” the man laughed when his prize was confirmed by us this morning.

“My wife and I have been in a state of disbelief since we found out.

“I got into bed on Saturday night, and I checked the app. I thought something was wrong as I could see all the numbers lit up on my ticket.

“Then I thought, ‘I think I might have won something’. Then I told my wife I’d won the whole lot!

“It’s incredible. It’s life-changing for us.

“I’ve probably only ever played Lotto Strike a dozen or so times. It’s very random when I play, but I’m really glad I got this ticket!

“We’re looking forward to helping our children with their mortgages and we’d love to do a European holiday as well. This will allow us to do it in style.”