Generous Murray Bridge woman claims $990,000 X Lotto division one prize!
The future is looking bright for a Murray Bridge woman who this morning discovered she was the mystery winner of $990,953.99 after winning division one in X Lotto draw 3805, drawn Saturday 6 January 2017.
The winning ticket was not registered to an Easiplay Club card, so SA Lotteries officials had no way of contacting the winner with the dream-come-true news, and had to wait until the winner made contact to claim her prize.
“Thank you so much! Thank you! I am crying my eyes out!” the woman exclaimed through tears.
“I walked past the newsagency and thought I should buy a ticket, and someone out there must have been looking after us.
“I can’t believe it! I can’t stop shaking!
“I was just telling the lovely lady there that I should become an Easiplay Club Card member because I’ve become a bit of a regular player, putting in my QuickPicks.”
The woman confessed that she thought a higher power must have been the reason she decided to buy a ticket that day.
“Something told me that I had to stop at the newsagent on Friday and buy a ticket,” she explained.
“I just had a feeling, last night I slept with it under my pillow. I just knew!”
When asked how the woman planned to spend her windfall she confessed it had come at a really good time for her family.
“We’ll be able to buy a house again! We’ll also be making a donation to a charity that is close to us. We believe in paying it forward so we’ll be helping out where we can.
“All of a sudden life has become easier on a lot of accounts!”
The happy winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her entry at River Newsagency, shop 24, Murray Bridge Shopping Centre, 3-15 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge.
Maxine Kluske, manager of River Newsagency, said that she couldn’t describe what a great feeling it was to have sold a division one winning entry.
“It was just so lovely to see a happy winner!” she exclaimed.
“It’s heart-warming to know it’s gone to someone who needs it and it was a great experience to share in that.
“Never experienced something like that before so it’s just wonderful.
“It’s the first time our store has sold a division one winning entry so we are thrilled!”
The six winning numbers in X Lotto draw 3805 on Saturday 6 January 2018 were 32, 31, 44, 35, 3 and 12. The supplementary numbers were 14 and 13.
Throughout Australia, there were four entries that won TattsLotto draw 3805. Two winning entries were from Victoria, one was from Tasmania, and one was from South Australia.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 233 so far this financial year, including 19 won by SA Lotteries customers.