Hardworking man from Elizabeth numb after discovering Saturday X Lotto $812,000 division one win!
A small business owner from Elizabeth has admitted to still feeling numb two days after discovering his division one win Saturday’s X Lotto draw.
The thrilled man held one of five division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday X Lotto draw 3793 on Saturday 25 November 2018, each of whom took home a division one prize of $812,915.51.
As well as scoring the division one prize, the happy winner also won division three twice and division four, bolstering his prize to $815,445.26.
Speaking to a SA Lotteries official this morning to confirm his win, the hardworking man described how he’d been waiting 25 years for the win.
“About time!” the man declared when he heard how much he had won.
“I’ve been playing that ticket for about 25 years with the same numbers.
“The original numbers were sort of about my birthday and the rest were added after that.”
The happy man explained he checked his X Lotto ticket on the app first thing on Sunday morning.
“I was at home, and checked my ticket before I headed off to work,” he explained.
“I still went to work yesterday and today, but I’m still a bit numb!
“I went out to dinner with my family to celebrate, just to the local café, and I drank a bit too much!” he laughed.
When asked how the man planned to spend the X Lotto windfall he explained he already had an idea of how to put the money to good use.
“Christmas is looking better than what it was before!” he exclaimed.
“I will be going snow skiing next year but I’ll be treading lightly with the win.
“I’ll put some money towards my house, and I’ve got kids, so really it’s all for their future.”
The regular X Lotto player, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his 18-game marked entry from Virginia Lotteries Kiosk, shop T2A, Virginia Shopping Centre, Old Port Wakefield Road, Virginia.
Paul Pogas, owner of Virginia Lotteries Kiosk, said they were thrilled to have sold another division one winning entry.
“We’ve sold about five or six division one winning entries over the years but it has been about three years since the last one,” he explained.
“I’ve been telling all of our customers and I’ve put a neon sign up about the win and everyone keeps saying ‘It’s about time!’
“It’s extremely exciting and we are so thrilled for that winner! We wish them all the best with their prize!”
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3793 on Saturday 25 November 2017 were 44, 36, 4, 18, 6 and 31. The supplementary numbers were 1 and 10.
Across Australia there were five division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3793 – two from Queensland, and one each from New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
Last financial year, there were 275 division one winning Saturday Gold Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $283 million.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 380 so far this calendar year, including 27 won by South Australian customers.