A Harden man has admitted he was so engrossed in his Netflix movie that he almost didn’t answer the phone to an official from The Lott seeking to confirm his $848,000 Saturday Lotto win.
The New South Welshman held one of the six division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Lotto draw 4455 on Saturday 30 March 2024. Each division one winning entry scored $848,230.70.
“Wow! Are you serious!?” the man exclaimed when his prize was revealed.
“Oh my god! How good is that?
“I was just sitting here watching a movie on Netflix!

“I nearly didn’t answer the phone. But this was well worth interrupting the movie for.

“Each week, I put on a ticket. These are just random numbers that I’ve kept playing over the years.
“This has just floored me!
“It will certainly help bring forward retirement in the future!”
The man’s winning entry was purchased at Harden Newsagency, 26-30 Neill Street, Harden.
Harden Newsagency owners Simon and Dallas Watts said they were thrilled to see a division one prize land in their community.
“It has been over 20 years since we’ve had a division one winner!” Simon said.
“We will celebrate this great news with our customers, and it will certainly create a huge buzz in our small township.
“Small rural towns are suffering at the moment and this win will hopefully give the town a sense of luck.
“We wish our winner the best and hope the win will be very satisfying.”