“I’m getting all the extras!” declares Elizabeth East X Lotto division one winner
An Elizabeth East woman has admitted to having ‘no idea’ she was walking around more than $994,000 richer for more than a fortnight after today finally claiming her Saturday X Lotto prize.
The Adelaide woman held one of the four division one winning entries nationally in Saturday X Lotto draw 3957, drawn Saturday 22 June 2019. Each entry took home a division one prize of $931,789.71.
As well as winning the coveted division one prize, the thrilled woman’s System 8 marked entry also won division two 6 times, division three 6 times, and division four 15 times, bolstering her total prize to $994,964.31.
While the player registered her entry to an Easiplay Club card, her contact details were not up to date, so we had no way to break the life-changing news.
Sharing her joy with us this morning 17 days after the draw, the happy woman recounted how she discovered the news.
“I’ve had an awfully hard time believing this!” she exclaimed.
“I went into the outlet to buy my next lottery ticket and I scanned my ticket and it came up that my win was too big to pay.
“The lady in the outlet gave me the results and we thought I’d only got five numbers.
“It wasn’t until I met my friend in a café a bit later that I said to her ‘look at this! I’ve won a few thousand dollars because I’ve got five numbers!’.
“She looked at them with me and then we realised I actually had all six numbers!
“I didn’t realise that I had won so much! I’ve been walking around for two weeks not knowing!”
The regular player revealed she chose her marked numbers completely out-of-the-blue.
“Well I’ve been playing those numbers for years but I couldn’t tell you how I chose them!” she laughed.
“A couple of years ago I won a few hundred dollars on my system entry so I changed my numbers.
“Normally I would do birthdays or my lucky numbers but I can’t imagine why I chose these ones.
“You could say they are my lucky numbers now!
“I’m not sure if I’ll keep playing now I’ve won. I’ll have to wait and see!”
When asked how she planned to enjoy her unexpected windfall, the happy woman revealed she had a trip to the car yard in mind.
“I’m going to go out and buy a brand new car!” she declared.
“Oh yes! I had already been looking at upgrading my car but now I can get the premium model.
“I’m going to get all of the extras!
“I also want to give to charities close to my heart. I know a few charities that could use some help and I would love to help them now I can.”
The winning entry was sold at Campbell’s Newsagency Hallett Cove, Shop 2 & 3, Hallett Cove Shopping Centre, Lonsdale Road, Hallett Cove.
This is the second division one winning entry the outlet has sold in just three weeks and the 15th division one win to land in the state this calendar year.