He said his wife will decide what to do with the money
A Tocumwal man has revealed he is still shaking like a leaf after checking his Saturday Lotto ticket to discover he was the Tocumwal division one winner lotteries officials had been searching for.
The New South Wales retiree held one of the seven division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Lotto draw 3983, drawn Saturday 21 September 2019. Each entry took home a division one prize of $594,970.80.
Confirming his win with a NSW Lotteries official this afternoon, the winner explained what prompted him to check his ticket.
"Thank you very much," he said.
"My wife put that ticket on! It’s bloody terrific.
"I’ve been playing Saturday Lotto for about 50 years and I can’t believe we’ve finally won!
"My next door neighbour came over this morning and told me someone in the region had won division one!
"Then we checked the ticket and sure enough it was us!
"My wife cried. It’s crazy. I’m still shaking like a leaf!"
When asked how he planned to enjoy his life-changing windfall, the Riverina man said he leaves the hard decisions up to his wife.
"You better ask my wife what she wants to do with it, no good asking me," he laughed.
"We will probably do some renovations around the home.
"But first, we will be having a nice cold beer to calm down and celebrate!"
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry at newsXpress Tocumwal, 8 Deniliquin Street, Tocumwal.
newsXpress Tocumwal owner Ross Clark said he couldn’t be happier for his local customer.
"This is fantastic news!" he exclaimed.
"This prize couldn’t have gone to a better man.
"The win has created a real buzz in the community. The whole town is talking about it.
"It’s nice to see it go to a local and to know it will go back into the community
"Congratulations to him!"