Ticket hiding in Cobar man’s wallet yields Saturday Lotto division one prize
A Cobar man has gone about his week as usual, without realising he had a division one winning Saturday Lotto ticket stuffed in his wallet.
The elusive winner held one of the seven division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Lotto draw 4175, drawn Saturday 24 July 2021. Each entry won a division one prize of $834,643.56.
Sharing his shock with us this afternoon, the regional New South Wales man revealed he’s just checked his winning entry at his local newsagent.
“Thank you very much,” he laughed.
“I’m very pleased about that!
“I’m standing here completely blank. I’m in shock. It certainly hasn’t sunk in yet.
“I don’t know what to say. It’s a bit overwhelming.
“I’ve been playing for a very long time. I come in here every week, so it’s incredible to have a win!”
With a division one win about to balloon his bank account, the stunned man said he’d wait until the news sunk in before making any plans.
“Gosh, I really don’t know,” he said.
“I’ll have to have a think. It hasn’t hit me yet, but maybe when it does I’ll have some kind of idea!”
The life-changing entry was purchased at Cobar Newsagency, 15 Barton Street, Cobar.
Cobar Newsagency owner Anni Van Der Westhuizen said they were thrilled the winner had come forward and claimed their prize.
“This is the first division one winning entry we’ve sold since taking over the business in December,” she explained.
“We’re so happy to know this life-changing win has gone to a local person from our small town.
“We’re so thrilled for him and it was such a pleasure to deliver that exciting news. Congratulations to him!”