Mount Barker man’s sleepless night after $2.5 million X Lotto win
A Mount Barker man is still reeling from the shock of discovering his entry into the weekend’s Saturday X Lotto $20 million Superdraw scored him a division one prize worth $2.5 million.
The happy winner held one of the eight division one winning entries nationally in Saturday X Lotto draw 4129, drawn Saturday 13 February 2021. Each entry takes home a division one prize of $2,500,000.
Sharing his disbelief with us this morning, the winner recounted the moment he discovered his multi-million-dollar win.
“I didn’t believe it! Things like that don’t happen to people like me!” he exclaimed.
“I was at home, and I checked the app and saw that I had won. I wasn’t sure if it was real or not.
“My wife was in the shower, so I told her to hurry up and get out so she could double-check it for me.
“She asked if it was good news or bad news so I told her it was bad news so she would get out right away. I couldn’t wait! I was in shock.
“When she got out, she saw me shaking and asked what happened. I told her we were millionaires, and she didn’t believe me!
“We pretty much went straight to bed after that. But I didn’t sleep! It’s still so unbelievable!
“I play every week and usually just grab a six-game entry, but when there is a big draw, I splurge a bit and get a 25-game entry.
“Thank god I did that on Saturday!”
When asked how he planned to enjoy life as a newly-minted millionaire, the retiree revealed he was keen to explore his own backyard.
“I think we’ll go on a bit of a holiday!” he declared.
“We’ll stay local and explore as much of South Australia as we can.
“I’m retired, but I was contemplating going back to work for a bit to keep me busy.
“I don’t think I’ll bother with that now!”
The overjoyed winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his 25-game QuickPick entry online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.