Sleepless in Sydney: Baulkham Hills dad kept wide awake by $5.3 million Saturday Lotto windfall
A Baulkham Hills dad admits he hasn’t slept a wink since discovering he was Australia’s newest multi-millionaire from the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw.
The Sydney dad held the only division one winning entry nationally in Saturday Lotto draw 4275, drawn Saturday 9 July 2022. He scored the entire division one prize pool of $5.3 million.
“I haven’t slept for two nights!” the winner laughed when speaking with us this morning.
“On Saturday night, I checked my ticket and there were the numbers all lit up.
“I was really happy. You can’t believe how happy I am.
“My life has changed.
“No one has had any sleep in my house since.
“I play Saturday Lotto all the time, and normally there are four or five division one winners. But to be the only division one winner is incredible. I’ve been playing for seven years, and I’ve finally won it!”
While he normally marked his Saturday Lotto entry with his special set of numbers, the winner shared his win was from a ticket his adult daughter bought him.
“I usually play my own special numbers, but I asked my daughter to get my ticket this week. She didn’t have my numbers on her, so just grabbed a QuickPick. And that’s what won it!” he shared.
“We’ve been planning lots of things. We want to buy land and build a house for the family.
“I also want to help a number of people get ahead.
“I’ll probably still work, but maybe I can do something for myself.
“It’s going to change our lives.”
The winning entry was purchased at The Paper Shoppe, Shop 67, Stockland Mall, 375-383 Windsor Road, Baulkham Hills.
The Paper Shoppe manager Jenti Pindoriya said he’d been happily spreading the good news to their customers.
“I was super surprised and thrilled to have sold a division one winning entry and help create a millionaire in Baulkham Hills,” he said.
“We have been telling all of our customers about the win. We’ve decorated our store to let everyone who comes into the store this week know we have sold a winner.
“In 2020, we sold a Monday & Wednesday Lotto division one winning entry worth $1 million and a $200,000 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winning ticket. It’s great to have another big win.”