“I’ve got tears in my eyes!”: Albury man ready to set his family up after $700,000 Saturday Lotto win
An Albury man’s quiet Monday morning has been turned on its head after he discovered he’d won more than $700,000 in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw.
The New South Wales resident held one of the eight division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Lotto draw 4369, drawn Saturday 3 June 2023, and took home $718,346.56.
“Oh my god! Oh my god! Is this real?” he asked when we called to confirm his windfall.
“I thought you were going to say I’d won something like $10,000. I never expected anything like this!
“Honestly mate, my wife is sitting here with her arm around my shoulder, and she might pull my head off if she squeezes any tighter.
“This is a s***load of money!
“I’ve always wondered what it would feel like to win division one. Turns out it’s pretty amazing.”
When asked how he planned to spend his new-found fortune, the winning man admitted what happened next was out of his hands.
“Oh, I’ll just give it to my wife and she can sort it all out,” he laughed.
“We’ve got children and grandchildren, so they’ll all get some and hopefully we can do something to set them up for the future.
“Then we might even organise a trip overseas. It’s going to take some time to sink in that we’ve won this much money, honestly.
“Thank you so much, this has changed our life.”
The winning man’s System 8 QuickPick entry was purchased at NewsXpress Lavington Square Cards & Gifts, SP004, Lavington Square, 351 Griffith Road, Lavington.
NewsXpress Lavington Square Cards & Gifts manager Rebecca Taylor said the whole team was over the moon for their winning customer.
“It’s been a couple of years in between wins for us so it’s a fantastic feeling to know we’ve sold another division one winning entry,” she said.
“We’re ecstatic. Honestly, the whole team is over the moon and we hope the winner has had a lovely Monday morning following their win.
“We’d like to wish our winner a huge congratulations and hope this win changes their lives and the lives of their family.”