Community News

Mystery solved: Clarence Valley woman celebrates “shock” $1.4 million Lotto win

Four days after the draw, a Clarence Valley woman came forward last to claim her $1.4 million division one prize from the Lotto $21 Million Superdraw. NSW Lotteries confirmed the win to the unregistered player, ending the mystery around the unclaimed prize. The woman’s entry was one of 15 nationally, and one of five in New South Wales, that won a share of the Saturday Lotto $21 Million Superdraw draw 3749 on Saturday 24 June 2017. She purchased her 24-game QuickPick entry from Maclean Newsagency. Since the winning ticket was unregistered, NSW Lotteries had been waiting for the winner to check their entry and realise they were $1.4 million richer. NSW Lotteries official confirmed the news to the woman, prompting a jubilant reaction. “Woohoo! Thank you! I needed somebody to say it to me. I’ve been reading the prize amount but not hearing it!” the winner exclaimed. “It’s just fantastic. I can’t believe it!” The winner explained she had checked her ticket after seeing recent media coverage about an unregistered winning entry from Maclean Newsagency. “That’s what made me look at my ticket! When I saw the numbers there I said ‘holy sh**!’,” she said. “I had to look at it about 20 times! “I’ve been keeping the ticket in a very, very safe place. It hasn’t left my side!” The occasional Lotto player admitted she wouldn’t contemplate what she would do with her windfall until it was in her hands, but said she was ready to enjoy life as a new millionaire. “I’m thinking, I’m thinking and I’m thinking – I can’t do any more thinking until I see it in my account,” she joked. The woman wishes to remain anonymous. Maclean Newsagency manager Jeremiah Fear said the outlet was happy to hear their division one winner had been found and would be united with their prize. “It’s exciting to know we’ve made another one of our customers a millionaire!” he exclaimed.