An Albury retiree is busy planning his next holiday after discovering his Saturday Lotto entry scored him a division one prize in the weekend’s draw.

The New South Wales player held one of the ten division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Lotto draw 3989, drawn Saturday 12 October 2019. Each entry took home a division one prize of $382,311.53. 

In addition to winning division one, the man’s System 8 entry also scored division three 12 times and division four 15 times, boosting his total win to $393,878.18.

Sharing his excitement with us, the winner relived the life-changing revelation. 

“It was a very nice surprise,” he laughed. 

“Thank you very much. It’s great to hear this is real. 

“It’s going to be very handy I can tell you that. 

“I checked my ticket on Saturday night. I couldn’t believe it. I thought I was seeing things. 

“It was a very delightful evening, one I will certainly never forget.” 

When asked how he planned to enjoy his windfall, the man revealed he’d use it to relish every moment of his retirement. 

“This will certainly change my retirement plans,” he said. 

“I’ll be able to do a little bit more traveling now. 

“And I’ll invest some of it. It will be a nice little nest egg for my retirement.” 

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.