A man from the Tweed Heads area said he’ll have a quiet beer this afternoon to celebrate winning more than half a million dollars in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw.
The winner was delighted to hear the dream-come-true news from a NSW Lotteries official that his System 8 entry had won first division and other divisional prizes totalling $528,298.24.
“Awesome! I’ve been waiting a long time to get one of these calls!” the winner exclaimed. “I actually checked my Saturday Lotto ticket on Sunday and I couldn’t believe it when I spotted I had all six winning numbers. I’m so excited! I’ve been playing my favourite numbers for a very long time. I’ll be celebrating my big win today with a few beers. I’m not too sure yet what I’ll do with my windfall but I plan to enjoy it!”
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The winner has chosen to remain anonymous.
The division one winning System 8 entry was purchased at Tweed City News, Shop 235 in Tweed City Shopping Centre, 54 Minjungbal Drive in Tweed Heads South.
Sue Woods is the manager of Tweed City News and was over-the-moon to be celebrating the outlet’s third division one win for the year. “We’re so thrilled!” Ms Woods exclaimed. “They say good things happen in threes and we’ve just got the hat-trick of division one wins. There are still a few months until the end of the year so maybe we can have another and have an awesome foursome of division one wins.
“We’re going to have to find some extra room on our wall for our new division one winning outlet plaque. Our customers are so excited for us and they’re hoping to be our next division one winner!”
Throughout Australia, there were eight entries that won a first division prize of $521,827.54 in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw on Saturday 17 September. Along with the winning syndicate entry from Tweed Heads South, there were two other division one winning entries sold in New South Wales, two were sold in Victoria, one in South Australia and two in Western Australia. The other two New South Wales entries were sold online and in Green Valley.
The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3669 on Saturday 17 September 2016 were 3, 8, 18, 12, 9 and 27, with the supplementary numbers 39 and 4.