Mystery solved: Adelaide man claims $995,000 X Lotto win 47 days after draw
Forty-seven days after his numbers were drawn, an Adelaide man has come forward as the mystery winner of a division one prize worth over $980,000 from a Saturday X Lotto draw in December.
The happy winner held one of the four division one winning entries in Saturday X Lotto draw 3903 on Saturday 15 December 2018 and takes home a division one prize of $980,293.19.
The winning entry was not registered to an Easiplay Club Card, which meant we had no way of contacting the winner to break the life-changing news and had to wait for him to come forward and claim his prize.
Speaking with us this morning to confirm the win, the Adelaide man revealed he had unknowingly carried the winning ticket in his wallet the whole time without realising it was a winner.
“I just hadn’t got around to checking it yet!” he exclaimed.
“It was so busy over the holidays I hadn’t got around to it.
“I’m glad I did! Imagine if I hadn’t!”
When asked how he planned to spend his X Lotto windfall the relieved winner confessed he knew exactly how he would enjoy it.
“It will go straight towards buying a new home!” he declared.
“I am about to head off on holidays too so it will come in handy for that!”
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry at Lotteries Kiosk Arndale, Kiosk 3, Central Mall Centro Arndale, Torrens Road, Kilkenny.
Lotteries Kiosk Arndale owner David Nicholas said he was thrilled the winner had been united with his prize.
“I am so happy to hear our winner has come forward,” he said.
“We’ve had plenty of customers coming in and asking us if we had found the winner so I’m happy to be able to tell them we have!
“We wish them all the best with their win. We hope they enjoy putting it to good use now they have it!”