A Pottsville retiree is struggling to come to terms with his new millionaire status, initially refusing to believe he was one of last night’s Lotto division one winners. 

The New South Wales player held one of the two division one winning entries nationally in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 4139, drawn Wednesday 15 December 2021, and took home $1 million. 

The winning man had no idea he was holding a life-changing ticket until we reached out this morning to break the exciting news. 

“Are you fair dinkum?” he questioned. 

“Well, I don’t know what to say. “That’s a bit of a shock for a Thursday morning. You’ve blown me away. 

“Are you serious? Wow. 

“I’ve been playing Monday & Wednesday Lotto every week for the last ten years. It’s hard to believe I’ve actually had a win! 

“I have no idea how I will enjoy the prize. 

“Maybe the news will sink in when I get it! “I might have to have a beer to celebrate and calm down.” 

His life-changing 12-game QuickPick entry was purchased at Pottsville Beach Newsagency, Shop 4 & 5, 1 Coronation Avenue, Pottsville Beach. 

Pottsville Beach Newsagency owner David McDowell said he was thrilled for his local and regular customer. 

“It’s so nice to see this prize go to a customer that we see all the time,” he said. 

“We are all incredibly happy for him and have no doubt he will enjoy this prize. 

“This is the first Lotto division one winning entry we’ve sold, and we hope it’s the first of many!”