A Tamworth man has declared becoming a millionaire as a result of last night’s Monday Lotto draw has put a spring in his step.
The happy man’s entry was the only division one winning entry across Australia in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3820 so the shocked winner takes home the guaranteed division one prize of $1 million.
In addition to winning division one, the man’s marked System 7 entry also won division three 8 times and division four 5 times, bolstering his total prize to $1,003,974.45.
When we made contact with the man this morning, the winner described the feeling of being a newly-minted millionaire.
“It’s put a bit of a spring in my step I can tell you,” he laughed.
“One million dollars – that’s a nice round figure.
“I found out this morning. I got an email notification that had come in overnight. I looked at it and then looked at it again. It’s excellent.”
The regular player shared he had been marking his Lotto entries using the same numbers for the past five years.
“I just picked them randomly but then stuck with them. I didn’t really expect them to do anything,” he said.
While the news of the win was still sinking in, the man said he already had some plans for his million-dollar win.
“We’d like to upgrade the home so there’s more space for everyone,” he said.
“This is a nice Christmas present. It means there’s now one thing we don’t have to worry about any more.”
The regular player, who to remain anonymous, purchased his winning marked System 7 entry at Shoppingworld Newsagency, Shop 18, Tamworth Shoppingworld, Cnr Bridge and Denne Streets, Tamworth.