Keen Morphett Vale angler catches biggest fish ever: a $1.16 million X Lotto win
A Morphett Vale man is looking forward to fulfilling his life-long dream of catching a big barramundi with a brand new fishing rod after scoring division one in the weekend’s X Lotto draw.
The Adelaide man held one of the five division one winning entries nationally in X Lotto draw 4137, drawn Saturday 13 March 2021. Each division one winner takes home a prize worth $1,165,537.35.
Sharing his excitement with us this morning, the overjoyed winner confessed he had only checked his ticket moments before the phone call.
“I have a suspicion as to why you are calling. I just checked my ticket!” he laughed.
“I never usually check them. I normally just wait until I go into the newsagency to put on the next one.
“For some reason, I thought I would check it this morning. I looked at it, and I couldn’t believe it.
“I said to my wife, ‘we’ve had a win’. When she asked how much, I had to tell her to see for herself. I couldn’t get the words out.
“I’m feeling very excited and a bit teary!
“I play every week. I’ve been playing those numbers for about 10 years now.
“A few times, I thought about changing them because I hadn’t won anything big. I’m so glad I didn’t!”
When asked how he planned to enjoy life as a millionaire, the happy man revealed it had come at the perfect time.
“We’re only recently retired, so it has come at a good time of life for us!” he declared.
“We’ll do a couple of things around the house with it.
“We’ve been talking about buying a new car and a caravan for a while, but we haven’t really been able to do it.
“I’ve done a bit of travel, but we haven’t really been anywhere for a while so we think we’ll go on holiday along the coast and to visit some family.
“I think this will be my chance to catch a big barramundi finally.
“I might just have to buy a brand new rod to do it with!”
The stoked bloke, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning marked 14-game entry at Campbell’s Newsagency Morphett Vale, Shops 14 & 15, Southgate Plaza, Sherrifs Road, Morphett Vale.