A pair of Hunter Valley retirees are celebrating after they snared a $2.2 million division one prize in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto Superdraw.
The happy duo held one of the nine division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Lotto draw 3873 on 1 September 2018.
Each entry took home a division one prize of $2,222,222.23.
The private syndicate revealed they didn’t normally buy Lotto entries, but changed their minds when they saw Saturday was a $20 million Superdraw.
“I checked the ticket yesterday and I first saw five numbers in a row and thought ‘oh that’s good’. But then I saw all six numbers were there,” one of the pair said.
“I nearly fainted! Nothing like this has ever happened to me before.
“I got my friend to check it. I said ‘I think we’ve got all six!’. He didn’t believe me but then he checked the ticket himself.”
While the duo have yet to form firm plans for how they will use their share of their division one windfall, they do plan to share it with those at the top of their Lotto list – their respective families.
The pair, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their winning entry from Bulahdelah Newsagency.
The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3873 on September 1 were 36, 16, 14, 10, 43 and 5, while the supplementary numbers were 19 and 18.