Oz Lotto winner has two million reasons to retire!
A Sydney man who’s still working hard in his early 70s will be able to stop and smell the roses after his entry in last night’s Oz Lotto draw scooped the entire $2 million division one prize pool.
The man from Sydney’s northern suburbs, who said he’ll finally retire and spend more time in his garden, was unaware of his new multi-million dollar status until a NSW Lotteries official broke the incredible news to him this morning.
“Are you joking?” the winner initially asked.
“Far out I’m lost for words. I’ve won two million bucks! This win is life changing. I’ve played lotto for such a long time and I’ve always dreamt about this moment. This really is a dream come true for me!
“This is a blessing. The most important thing for me is to look after my family so I’ll share this windfall with them. I’m in my early 70s and still working so I think I’ll finally retire now and spend more time in my garden!”
The division one winning 13-game marked entry was purchased from Nextra Top Ryde City, Shop 1029 in Top Ryde City Shopping Centre, corner of Devlin Street and Blaxland Road in Ryde.
Kris Wczesniak is the owner of Nextra Top Ryde City and was ecstatic when he discovered his outlet had sold the division one winning Oz Lotto ticket.
“I was so excited I hit the roof – in a good way!” Mr Wczesniak exclaimed.
“This is the second time we’ve sold a division one winning ticket. We had a division one win in Monday and Wednesday Lotto six years ago so we were a little overdue for this one.
“I’m pretty happy and now looking forward to the next division one win although I don’t really want to wait another six years for it!
“In the meantime, we’d like to congratulate our Oz Lotto division one winner and wish them all the best for the future.”
Across Australia, it was the only entry that won first division in last night’s $2 million Oz Lotto draw.
The winning numbers in Oz Lotto draw 1183 on Tuesday 18 October 2016 were 43, 37, 23, 6, 9, 3 and 13. The supplementary numbers were 38 and 32.