It proved to be a winning weekend for three northern New South Wales residents who each scored a $1.4 million prize in Saturday Lotto. One of which was a Dapto grandmother who bagged her windfall thanks to her grandson! 

There were 14 division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Lotto draw 4363, drawn Saturday 13 May 2023. Each division one winning entry pocketed $1,428,71.43.

Yamba man jumping for joy after bagging $1.4 million Saturday Lotto windfall

A Yamba man admits that after decades of playing Saturday Lotto he’d almost given up on the winning the big one, until he woke on Sunday morning and discovered he’d scored $1.4 million.

“I’m pretty bloody good today mate! What a way to kick start the week,” he laughed when an official from The Lott called to confirm his incredible win.

“It’s unbelievable! I never expected this to happen. I’d honestly given up on winning the big one before this happened.

“I woke up really early on Sunday morning and checked my entry but thought I hadn’t won anything.

“After falling back to sleep and waking up at a reasonable hour I thought, ‘I’d better check that again just to be sure’.

“I tell you what, I nearly fell of my chair it was such a shock.

“I’ve never seen that many numbers looking back at me!

“I’ll pay off my mortgage and take some time to figure out what I want to do next.

“It will certainly change my life though.”

His winning 18-game QuickPick entry was purchased at Yamba Fair Newsagency, Shop 20 Yamba Fair Shopping Centre, 1-3 Treelands Drive, Yamba.

Yamba Fair Newsagency owner Johanna Court said the team was also jumping for joy at the news they’d sold a division one winning entry.

“This is incredible! We’re so happy for our winning customer but we also feel like we’ve won!” she said.

“It’s already creating a buzz around the shop and the excitement within the community is palpable.

“Everyone will wish it was them and it is sure to be the talk of the town for weeks to come.

“We’d like to congratulate our winner and wish them all the best for the future. We’re so happy for them.”

“Tears are streaming down my face!”: Ballina woman lost for words after $1.4 million Saturday Lotto win

A Ballina woman has let the tears flow freely after discovering she’d won more than $1.4 million in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw.

“Oh my god! Are you about to tell me I’ve won a million dollars?” the winning woman asked when an official from The Lott called to confirm her windfall.

“Oh my goodness. I can’t stop crying! Tears are streaming down my face.

“This is life-changing for my whole family.

“With the cost of living growing higher and higher, increasing interest rates and trying to get ahead, it’s been really hard.

“This is going to relieve the stresses of life.

“I don’t know what to do! I need to call my kids!

“Thank you so much. I can’t believe it.”

The woman’s marked 9-game entry was purchased online at – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.