A Budgewoi retiree has struck gold after winning the Lotto Strike division one prize, taking home $781,451.
The life-changing news came as a shock for the retiree who has been playing Lotto Strike for almost 20 years, but this was his time and it was the only division one winning entry.
“I checked my ticket this morning when I was having a cup of coffee,” he said.
“I knew that I had to get straight down to the newsagency to make sure it was true.”
The retiree said he has some thinking to do, as he hasn’t yet decided on how he wants to enjoy his new found fortune.
“I am retired, so I know I will have plenty of time to enjoy this prize and it might change a few of my retirement plans,” he said.
The winning ticket was purchased at Budgewoi Newsagency and owner, Jan Hewes, reckons her outlet is on a lucky winning streak.
She said the agency sold a division one winning ticket, as well as a top prize-winning Lucky Lotteries entry a few months ago.
“It’s so good to see these huge prizes go to locals who support us week in, week out,” Hewes said.
“Congratulations to them!”
Media Release, Jul 23