An Elizabeth South man will be spending the week house-hunting after scoring a division one win worth over $1 million in the weekend’s Saturday X Lotto draw, three days before his rental lease ended. 

The happy winner held one of the five division one winning entries nationally in Saturday X Lotto draw 4069, drawn Saturday 18 July 2020. Each entry took home a division one prize of $1,053,905.78. 

Sharing his joy with us this morning, the winner revealed the win had come at a fortunate time for him and his wife. 

“Thank you! Thank you! The win couldn’t have come at a better time!” he exclaimed. 

“We’ve got to move out of our house this week due to our lease ending and instead of looking for a new rental we’ll be able to go house shopping! 

“I already had an entry into the weekend’s draw, but late last week I decided to buy another one. 

“I’m glad I did because that was the one that won! 

“I discovered the news on Sunday morning when I went to my local newsagency. 

“When I scanned the ticket and it said, ‘go to counter’, and the lady advised me she couldn’t pay me out, that’s when I realised I’d won something big. 

“When she told me I had won division one I just thought ‘wow’. 

“It’s not something you expect to happen. 

“One minute you’re going about life as usual, and the next you have a lot of money. 

“It’s a strange feeling, but it will really change our lifestyle!” 

The winning entry was purchased at Elizabeth South Newsagency & Post Office, Shop 10, Elizabeth South Shopping Centre, 100 Phillip Highway, Elizabeth South. 

Elizabeth South Newsagency & Post Office owner Ki Jun said he was surprised by the unexpected news his outlet had sold a division one winning entry. 

“I was very excited when I saw the notification we had sold a division one prize!” he exclaimed. 

“I will be sharing the celebrations of the win with my customers this week. 

“Our customers will be so happy to hear that a local and regular customer has won. 

“This is the first time we’ve sold a division one winning entry, so we are thrilled! 

“Congratulations to our winner! We wish him a happy life ahead with this win!”