Bonny Hills couple begin dream retirement with Saturday Lotto division one win
A Bonny Hills couple say they're still trying to comprehend the fact they're suddenly almost $600,000 richer after scoring division one in the weekend's Saturday Lotto draw.
The New South Wales pair held one of the seven division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Lotto draw 3983, drawn Saturday 21 September 2019. Each entry took home a division one prize of $594,970.80.
Sharing their excitement with us this morning, the retirees relived the moment they made the life-changing discovery.
“Thank you! That’s pretty awesome,” the winning woman laughed.
“We discovered we’d won yesterday morning when we checked our ticket on the app.
“We thought we’d won $594 but then quickly saw there was a comma there! We couldn’t quite comprehend it. We thought it had to be wrong.
“It’s very exciting!”
When asked how they planned to enjoy their sudden windfall, the husband and wife thought of their family first.
“We will certainly be sharing it with our family,” they said.
“And we will absolutely be doing some holidaying!
“We can’t wait to travel around the country. This will really add to our retirement.”
The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their winning entry at Bonny View Store, 923 Ocean Drive, Bonny Hills. Bonny View Store owner Hari Padmanabha said they were celebrating selling their first division one winning entry.
“It’s great to hear that this prize has gone to a local couple. It’s fantastic news for our local community,” he said.
“I had a feeling we’d be selling a big prize winning entry very soon, so I’m glad it’s happened!
“We hope this brings plenty more customers into our store.
“Congratulations to our winners!”