A Baulkham Hills dad has won $5.3 million in Saturday’s Lotto win draw.
He held the only division one winning entry nationally in draw 4275, drawn on Saturday 9th July winning the entire division one prize pool.
The ticket was bought for him by his daughter at The Paper Shoppe at The Grove Shopping Centre in Baulkham Hills.
“I haven’t slept for two nights!” the winner laughed when speaking to an official from The Lott on Monday morning.
“On Saturday night, I checked my ticket and there were the numbers all lit up.
“I was really happy. You can’t believe how happy I am.
“My life has changed.
“I play Saturday Lotto all the time, and normally there are four or five division one winners. But to be the only division one winner is incredible. I’ve been playing for seven years, and I’ve finally won it!”
While he normally marked his Saturday Lotto entry with his special set of numbers, the winner said his win was from a ticket his adult daughter bought him.
“I usually play my own special numbers, but I asked my daughter to get my ticket this week. She didn’t have my numbers on her, so just grabbed a QuickPick. And that’s what won it!” he shared.
“We’ve been planning lots of things. We want to buy land and build a house for the family.
“I also want to help a number of people get ahead.
“I’ll probably still work, but maybe I can do something for myself.
“It’s going to change our lives.”
The Paper Shoppe manager Jenti Pindoriya said he’d been happily spreading the good news to their customers.
“I was super surprised and thrilled to have sold a division one winning entry and help create a millionaire in Baulkham Hills,” he said.
“We have been telling all of our customers about the win. We’ve decorated our store to let everyone who comes into the store this week know we have sold a winner.
“In 2020, we sold a Monday & Wednesday Lotto division one winning entry worth $1 million and a $200,000 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winning ticket. It’s great to have another big win.”
The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 4275 on 9 July 2022 were 6, 23, 44, 43, 37 and 30, while the supplementary numbers were 45 and 1.