Goulburn man becomes a newly-minted millionaire after decade-long lottery hiatus
A Goulburn man is celebrating becoming an overnight millionaire after scoring a division one prize of $1 million on the first Monday & Wednesday Lotto entry he had bought in over a decade.
The Southern Tablelands player held the only division one winning entry nationally in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3930, drawn Monday 16 December 2019. He takes home the guaranteed division one prize of $1 million.
Sharing his joy with us this afternoon, the happy winner confessed he was completely oblivious to his win until the life-changing phone call.
“Are you serious? Fair dinkum! Oh wow! Unbelievable! Crikey!” he exclaimed with glee.
“I haven’t bought a Monday & Wednesday Lotto entry for at least 10 years – maybe longer.
“I usually buy a Powerball ticket every week but this week I went to a different store than usual.
“When I was there, I decided to buy a Monday & Wednesday Lotto entry on the spur of the moment.
“I just picked my numbers at random and decided to give it a go!
“I had no idea I had won until your office called me because when I went to my usual outlet this morning, I only checked my Powerball entry!”
When asked how he planned to enjoy life as a newly-minted millionaire, the stoked bloke revealed it was his family he thought of first.
“It will go towards paying a few bills that’s for sure, but of course I’ll share it with my family,” he explained.
“I’ve got children so I’m sure they will get some.
“Christmas was going to be a bit of a quiet affair but I’m not sure about that now!”
The happy winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning marked 14-game entry at newsXpress Goulburn, Shop SPO17, Goulburn Plaza, 217 Auburn Street, Goulburn.
newsXpress Goulburn owner John Stein said he was thrilled his outlet had sold its second division one winning entry this year.
“We are all very excited and thrilled to have sold another division one winning entry only a few weeks after the last!” he exclaimed.
“We’ve been here for about 40 years and over that time we would have sold dozens of division one winning entries.
“We are hoping to continue our winning streak and hopefully we can crown another winner before the end of the year. A third division one win by the end of the year would top off a nice busy year nicely.
“We have so many wonderful customers and we really enjoy chatting with them and appreciate all of their support.
“We are thrilled for our winner and we wish him all the very best with his prize!”