A Pearcedale man had been telling his family for years he would win division one, and after scoring the $1 million prize in last night’s Wednesday Lotto draw, he is happily saying ‘I told you so’. 

The Victorian man held one of the two division one winning entries nationally in Wednesday Lotto draw 4031, drawn Wednesday 2 December 2020 and takes home the guaranteed division one prize of $1 million. 

Sharing his excitement with us this morning, the happy man revealed he initially thought he missed out on the win by two numbers. 

“Wahoo! I had no idea until about an hour ago that I had won,” he explained. 

“I checked my ticket early this morning, and I circled all of the winning numbers. 

“I said to myself, ‘bugger if only I’d had the two supplementary numbers too I’d have won division one’. 

“I didn’t realise you just needed the six winning numbers. It wasn’t until I went to claim the prize at the newsagent that they told me I was a millionaire. 

“It’s lovely! I play every week, and I’ve never won anything like this before. 

“I’m always telling my family that I’m going to win so this morning when I told them I won, I said, ‘I told you so!’.” 

When asked how he planned to enjoy life as a newly-minted-millionaire, the happy man confessed it was a nice boost to his retirement. 

“I’m fortunate that I am pretty comfortable, but anything is a bonus!” he said. 

“I’ll probably take a bit of a holiday up north and share it with my family.” 

The regular player, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry at Pearcedale News & Lotto, Shop 14, Pearcedale Village Shopping Centre, Baxter-Torradin Road, Pearcedale. 

Pearcedale News & Lotto owner Dan Brown said he was thrilled one of his regular customers had scored a division one win. 

“What a ripper! He’s a legend and a great customer, and we always enjoy having him in store,” he said. 

“This is the first division one winning entry we’ve sold at this store. We’ve sold a few division twos, but now we’ve finally sold a division one! 

“We’ve got signs up everywhere, and we’ve been telling all of our customer we’ve won. It’s created a bit of a buzz in the town. 

“We are so happy for our winner! We wish him and his family all the best!”