A couple from the Goolwa region have begun planning a long-awaited trip to New Zealand – the first of many holidays the couple plan to take using their Saturday X Lotto division one windfall.

The couple held one of the nine division one winning entries nationally in Saturday X Lotto draw 3895, drawn on Saturday 17 November 2018. Each entry took home a division one prize of $456,752.50.

When we spoke to the ecstatic pair this morning to confirm their win, they recounted the moment they discovered they were division one winners.

“I got a congratulations email, but it didn’t say how much,” the husband explained.

“So I went to the kitchen and checked the ticket online and it brought up this ridiculously large prize. I thought it was a scam.”

“I said to my wife ‘settle down, don’t get too excited’, just in case it wasn’t real. But it is and it’s fantastic.”

“It’s magnificent! My heart is racing,” the wife shared.

“I’ve got tears running down my face. It’s so lovely to hear from you, I never thought I’d get a call like this!”

Despite having only learnt of their good fortune, the couple said they already had some ideas of how they would use their Saturday X Lotto windfall.

“We want to go to New Zealand,” the woman declared.

“I’ve wanted to do that for years but for one reason or another we never got there. Now there’s no excuses.”

The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their winning marked 36-game entry at Goolwa Pharmacy, Shop 10-12, Goolwa Shopping Centre, 33 Hutchinson Street, Goolwa.