Coup for Castlereagh couple with second Lotto division one win
Most Aussies fantasise about winning division one just once in their lives, but this morning one Castlereagh couple received the dream-come-true news for the second time after winning division one in last night’s Monday Lotto draw.
The couple held one of the two division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3760, drawn on 30 April 2018. Each entry won the division one prize of $1 million.
In addition to winning division one, the couple’s marked System 8 entry also won division three 12 times and division four 15 times, bolstering their total prize to $1,004,328.10.
When a NSW Lotteries official made contact to confirm their win, the couple admitted they had thrown out the ticket. A quick rummage through the bin yielding their winning entry.
“It’s just starting to sink in!” the winning man confessed.
“I’m a person who doesn’t jump up and down too much, but my heart is racing.
“I’ll be honest with you. You’re call this morning won’t be forgotten.”
“Wow! We’d have been happy with just the $4,328.10! Thank you very much,” his wife said.
The couple revealed last night’s win was the second time they had won a Lotto division one prize.
“I’ve been taking these numbers for more than 30 years. We won about $600,000 about 20 years ago using some of the same numbers,” the man said.
“I’m a stickler for these things and I never wanted to change my numbers. They’re a combination of the kid’s birthdays and our birthdays.
“Our tip to others is stick to the same numbers and play it weekly.”
“It doesn’t matter where we are, he always says he’s got to play his Lotto. I don’t think he’s missed a week!” his wife added.
“The first win went towards our first home. It came at a good time as we had a young family. This win is just the cream on the cake – with the sprinkles, the topping, the candles and everything!” she laughed.
While the shock of another division one win was still sinking in, the couple already had some plans for their new million-dollar windfall.
“We are workers. We work six or seven days a week. Not that that will stop but it might help us with a holiday and few toys – a new car, help the kids and things like that,” the winning man said.
“It’s too hard to think now what we’re going to do. It will be good to see it in the bank account,” his wife laughed.
The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their winning marked System 8 entry at Londonderry Supermarket and Newsagency, Shop 3, 519-521 Carrington Road, Londonderry.
Londonderry Supermarket & Newsagency staff member Simon Madrajat said the outlet was celebrating selling its third division one winning entry.
“We last sold a winning entry in 2013 so we thought it was time for another one,” he said.
“It’s very exciting. We think it’s awesome one of our customers has won a million-dollar prize.
“We wish them all the very best with their windfall.”
The six winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3760 on 30 April 2018 were 23, 24, 8, 17, 21 and 5, while the supplementary numbers were 44 and 9.
Across Australia, there were only two division one winners in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3760 – one each from New South Wales and Victoria.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 352 so far this financial year, including 106 won by NSW Lotteries customers.