A Wollongong couple say they’ve had a “fairy tale” beginning to their retirement, winning almost one million dollars in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw. 

The New South Wales pair held one of the four division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Lotto draw 3941, drawn Saturday 27 April 2019. Each entry won a division one prize of $979,483.89.

Confirming the news us this morning, the ecstatic pair explained how they discovered the life-changing news as they went about their weekend ritual. 

“We buy a Saturday Lotto ticket every week and on Sunday mornings we always go and pick up the paper and check the lottery numbers from the night before,” the woman explained. 

“We couldn’t believe it when we saw our numbers printed in the paper!

“As you could imagine, we’re over-the-moon!

“We’re just so happy! This has really changed the rest of our lives.

“I always use the exact same numbers and I’ve been playing them for a long, long time. They’re all based on birthdays.

“We’ve had a few tough years so this is like a fairy tale for us!”

The couple told us the prize had come at the perfect time as they begin to enjoy their retirement. 

“We’re going to give some money to the kids and just put it aside to enjoy in our retirement,” she said. 

“We want to go back to Europe and take the family on a cruise. 

“It’s been an incredibly exciting weekend!”

The winners, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their winning entry at House 2 Home, 197 Princes Highway, Corrimal. 

House 2 Home manager Julie Langhorn said she was ecstatic when she discovered the outlet had sold its first division one winning entry.

“To think we have played a part in changing one our customer’s lives is a pretty special feeling!” she exclaimed. 

We will be celebrating this big win with all of our customers this week!

“We weren't the ones to win, but just sharing the news that someone who shops in our local community has puts a huge smile on our face. 

“We look forward to selling plenty more division one winning entries in the future.

“A huge congratulations to our customer and we hope this win will change your life in ways you have only ever dreamt possible!”