Saturday X Lotto win comes at good time for hardworking South Australian farmer!
A hard-working farmer had to pull the car over whilst driving between farms after hearing the life-changing news that he had won division one in Saturday X Lotto draw 3763 on 12 August 2017.
The thrilled man was one of six division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday X Lotto draw 3763 on Saturday 12 August 2017, each of whom took home a division one prize of $716,806.11.
Speaking to a SA Lotteries official this morning to confirm the win, the hardworking man described how the win would change his and his family’s life.
“You are kidding me! Do you know what that means to me?” the man declared.
“Oh you’re incredible! It’s brilliant! You’ve just made my day!
The happy man explained that the win had come at a really good time for him and his family.
“Well it’s been pretty dry here, I’m a farmer, and we’ve been going through a hard time the last few months,” he confessed.
“It’s very, very most welcome I can tell you! I’ve just taken on a lease of another farm somewhere a bit wetter to hopefully get more income and this will help us so much – you have got no idea!
“It will be well spent, on nothing foolish I can tell you!”
When asked how the man planned to put the windfall to good use he explained that while it would help with the farm, it will also set him and his family up for the future.
“We bought a place at the beach ten years ago and we have been gradually paying it off,” he said.
“We want to move out when we retire so we can give the kids the farm so this will help set us all up.
“We’ll stay at home working for a while, but we can set ourselves up for the future.”
The regular X Lotto player, who wishes to remain anonymous, admitted to buying X Lotto tickets when he was out and about between farms.
“I’m way out in the country, and I can’t always get to a newsagent so when I drive through and see one I usually buy five to ten weeks of tickets in advance,” the man explained.
“I’ve often won had a few smaller amounts here and there, and my wife always says ‘When will we get the big one?’ and I always tell her we just haven’t had the right ticket yet.
“Now I can tell her that I’ve got the big one, I can tell her she can retire if she wants to!”
The winning 14-game QuickPick entry was purchased from Gawler Green Newsagency, Shop 9, Gawler Green Shopping Centre, 491 Main North Road, Evanston 5116.
Kayleigh Puglsey, team member of Gawler Green Newsagency said it was really exciting to have sold another division one winning entry.
“It is our second division one winning entry in just two months! We hope that these winners are the start of many for our customers,” she said.
“Congratulations to the winner – we wish them all the best with their prize.”
The winning numbers in Saturday X Lotto draw 3763 on Saturday 12 August 2017 were 7, 11, 45, 14, 16 and 26, while the supplementary numbers were 34 and 35.
Across Australia there were six division one winning entries in Saturday X Lotto draw 3763, including three from Victoria, one from South Australia, one from New South Wales, and one from Queensland.
Last financial year, there were 275 division one winning Saturday X Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $283 million.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 260 so far this calendar year, including 18 won by SA Lotteries customers.