“You’ve changed my world!”: Shellharbour man savours million-dollar Lotto win
A Shellharbour man has had his morning workout interrupted by the revelation he’s now a millionaire from winning division one in last night’s Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw.
The Illawarra entry was the only division one winning entry across Australia in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3787 on Wednesday 1 August 2018. He takes home a division one prize of $1 million.
In addition to winning division one, the man’s marked System 8 entry also won division three 12 times and division four 15 times, bolstering his total prize to $1,012,642.30.
When a NSW Lotteries official made contact with the Shellharbour winner first thing this morning, he was oblivious to his win and about to do a workout.
“Woah!” he exclaimed when the magnitude of his win was revealed.
“I’m gobsmacked! I don’t know what to say.
“I’m just on my way to the gym to lose some weight!
“You’ve changed my world!”
The man shared he was determined he would still complete his morning workout, but admitted he might be a little distracted on the treadmill.
With his bank balance about to balloon by more than a million dollars, the man already has some plans on how he will use his Lotto windfall, including helping those at the top of his Lotto List.
“I’ll help out the family. I’m going to travel the world too. I want to go to Ireland – I’ve never been. I’ve got to kiss the Blarney Stone!”
Shellharbour Square Newsagency owner Denise Grono said the outlet had already begun celebrating selling a division one winning entry.
“We’ve been here for 15 years but this is the first million-dollar division one we’ve sold.We’ve sold lots of other prizes, but not a division one so we’re very excited,” she said.
“Hopefully it won’t be long until we sell the next one!”
So far this calendar year, Monday & Wednesday Lotto and Saturday Lotto have created 113 millionaires across Australia.
The winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3787 on Wednesday 1 August 2018 were 25, 19, 17, 35, 40 and 38, while the supplementary numbers were 41 and 8.
Across Australia there was only one division one winning entry in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3787.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 231 so far this calendar year, including 57 won by NSW Lotteries customers.
Last financial year, there were 290 division one winning entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $341.27 million.