A Lennox Head man is vying for the title of Best Husband of the Year, after he purchased his wife a Saturday Lotto ticket that won them more than $1.2 million.
The New South Wales players held one of the four division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Lotto draw 4059, drawn Saturday 13 June 2020. Each entry took home a division one prize of $1,223,690.37.
On Monday morning an official from the Lott spoke to the winning couple, who was still reeling from their million-dollar discovery.
“Wow! Thank you so much! Wow!” the winning woman laughed.
“I am a bit spaced out at the moment.
“We found out yesterday. My husband had popped into the news agency while I was getting a few things.
“I couldn’t find him and so I called him and he said ‘can you please come into the news agency now’.
“I thought maybe he had just forgotten his credit card. When I got there, the newsagent was on the phone and that’s when my husband told me.
“I was stunned! He was stunned too. We just couldn’t believe it!
“This ticket was actually a little gift from my husband. What a good gift!
“It’s just amazing. It feels surreal!
“We couldn’t celebrate too much because we both have work today, but we did have a glass of champagne each.
“Now you’ve confirmed it, we might do some more celebrating tonight!”
When asked how they planned to enjoy their division one prize, the thrilled couple said it would mean one of their long-held dreams would now come true.
“I want to go and see a financial advisor before we make any solid decisions,” she said.
“But this will definitely be used to buy a house.
“I would love to go on a holiday overseas too soon, once we can!”
The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their winning entry at Lennox Head Newsagency, Shop 7, 80-84 Ballina Street, Lennox Head.
Lennox Head Newsagency owners Debbie and Dave Peacock said they couldn’t be happier for their winning customers.
“It is so exciting to see we sold a division one winning ticket,” Debbie said.
“We have been sharing the news with all of our customers.
“It’s great our winners have discovered they won.
“The last time we sold a division one winning ticket was in 2018,” Dave added.
“We wish our winners all the very best and hope they enjoy their prize.
“We feel very privileged to have helped change their life.”