A Tuncurry man is counting his lucky stars today after discovering he’s become the nation’s newest millionaire from last night’s Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw.

The Mid North Coast resident held the only division one winning entry in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 4168 on Monday 28 March 2022 and took home a total prize of $1,003,147.30.

Confirming the wonderful win with us this morning, the elated man confessed he almost didn’t answer the phone to his million-dollar revelation.

“Are you fair dinkum?” he laughed.

“I was wondering, ‘who on earth would want to call me on a Tuesday morning?’.

“I’m glad I answered now! I don’t mind morning phone calls that come through with news like this. Oh, my goodness, this means so much!

“This means I can finally complete some much-needed home improvements and renovations.

“And I’ll be able to afford the nice, long holiday that I’ve always dreamed of! Honestly, I can’t believe this is really happening.

“Thank you so much for letting me know. This has made my year.”

His winning System 7 QuickPick was purchased at NewsXpress Forster, Shop 120 Stockland Forster, Breese Parade, Forster. 

NewsXpress Forster manager Stacie Wilkinsmith said the team were ecstatic to have sold a division one winning entry.

“It’s fantastic for our store and for the whole community,” she exclaimed.

“This is going to spread some excitement around the town and put a smile on people’s faces.

“Hopefully there are more division one winning entries throughout 2022 around the region!

“We’d like to wish the winner all the best. We hope it’s brightened their life and made their dreams come true.”