When a Lake Macquarie woman received a message to contact The Lott, she assumed she’d made a mistake on her Saturday Lotto entry and never suspected she’d scored a division one prize worth more than $823,000.

The New South Wales resident held one of the seven division one winning entries in Saturday Lotto draw 4323, drawn Saturday 24 December 2022. Each division one winning entry scored $823,588.63.

The winning woman was completely oblivious to her good fortune until almost a week after the draw and burst into tears when the enormity of her prize was revealed by us.

“You’re kidding!” she cried.

“Oh my god! I only check my tickets every fortnight. I had no idea.

“I thought I’d done something wrong. I thought I’d put something in wrong and that’s why you wanted to speak to me.

“Oh, I don’t know what to do other than sit here and cry.

“It’s brilliant! You’ve made our dreams come true.

“I’ve been playing the same numbers for years. I don’t know why I stuck with them. They don’t mean anything. But they do now!”

When asked how she might enjoy her Saturday Lotto prize, the woman declared some long-held dreams were about to become a reality for her and her husband, including potential tree change.

“This is a sign of good things to come in 2023!” she said.

Her winning marked 4-game entry was purchased at Nextra Glendale, Shop 33, Stockland Centre, 387 Lake Road, Glendale.