Reynella man discovers "game changing" Saturday X Lotto win a week after the draw
A week after the winning numbers were drawn, one Reynella man has discovered his “special” numbers delivered him a “game changing” Saturday X Lotto division one win.
The man’s entry was one of nine division one winning entries nationally, and the only one from South Australia, in Saturday’s X Lotto draw 3841 on Saturday 24 February.
Each took home a division one prize of $455,920.08.
While the man had registered his entry to his Easiplay Club Card, SA Lotteries had been unable to contact him.
Instead, the man discovered the winning news himself a week later when he checked his ticket.
Speaking to an SA Lotteries official this morning, the man recounted the moment he discovered he was a division one X Lotto winner.
“I sat in the car with the numbers. I checked my ticket and said to my wife ‘I’ve got six numbers!’. She didn’t believe me,” he explained.
“We got home and checked online and we’ve been pinching ourselves ever since.
“That set of numbers are my special numbers – I’ve been playing them for about eight years and they’re family birthdates.
“This is going to make a massive difference. It’s a game changer for us.
“We already know what we’re going to do with it. We’re going to purchase a house – there’s no two ways about it. “It’s amazing!”
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning marked entry of five System 7 games at OTR Old Reynella, 133-135 Old South Road, Reynella.
He explained he had extra reasons to smile because he won another prize in Saturday X Lotto draw 3819 from another entry he bought at OTR Old Reynella.
“That’s a very lucky store for me. I’ve had a lot of success there. I don’t know why,” he explained.
“I also won $1,900 on another entry in this draw from a different entry from that store. I’ve won other small things there too.
“I still can’t believe this.” The six winning numbers in Saturday X Lotto draw 3819 on Saturday 24 February 2018 were 5, 19, 1, 30, 14 and 15, while the supplementary numbers were 20 and 28.
Across Australia, there were nine division one winning entries – five from Victoria, three from Queensland and one from South Australia.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 293 so far this financial year, including 27 won by SA Lotteries customers.