Retired Yarra Junction couple to relax and enjoy life with $1 million Wednesday Lotto win
A self-described “tired” Yarra Junction couple can’t wait to put their feet up, relax and enjoy life after winning $1 million in last night’s Wednesday Lotto draw.
The winners held the only division one winning entry nationally in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 4089, drawn Wednesday 23 June 2021. They take home a division one prize worth $1 million.
Speaking with our team, the elated couple relayed how they discovered their win.
“We only just found out,” the winning woman laughed.
“My husband checked our ticket this afternoon online. He didn’t say anything to me after he did check it. He just handed it to me and asked me to look at what we’d won online.
“I was so shocked.
“My husband almost collapsed on the ground after I saw it. He could barely say a word after that! He was hyperventilating.
“I could barely talk when I saw the win come up!
“We’re millionaires! What the hell!?”
The couple said celebrations would be low key as they tried to comprehend the news.
“We are going to have a cup of tea and some cake to celebrate,” she continued.
“There’s a few chores we need to do around the house, like washing and stuff like that, so it’s just business as normal this afternoon.
“But I am sure it will be a lot more enjoyable knowing we are about to receive this prize in our bank account.”
When asked how they planned to enjoy their prize, the winning woman said it would be used to enjoy their retirement.
“We are going to look after ourselves,” she admitted.
“There are so many things around the house that we’ve been putting off doing, so now it means we can finally do all of those things.
“We have a few bills that we need to pay, and we might even get a new car.
“I actually have a list of things I would do if I won the lottery, so now I am going to do all of it.
“We are quite tired, and we can’t wait to use our prize to relax and enjoy life.”
Yarra Junction Newsagency manager Matt Sartori said he was delighted to make some of his customers overnight millionaires.
“When I first found out this morning, I was so excited to see we’d once again sold another division one winning entry,” he said.
“This is the second division one winning entry we have sold this year. We’ve sold a total of five division one winning entries over the years.
“We always sell so many division two and division three winning tickets, which is wonderful, but it’s fantastic to sell another division one winning ticket.
“We have decorated the store and been sharing this wonderful news with all of our customers.
“Our customers are so excited and are waiting to see if they’re the next winner. All of our customers think we are a lucky store and are waiting to achieve their dream of winning the lottery.
“We would love to send our sincere congratulations to the winner. Well done and thanks for supporting us.”