A Mount Gambier tradie has vowed to never work weekends again after winning the Monday & Wednesday X Lotto division one prize of $1 million earlier this month.
The hardworking man held one of the four division one winning entries in the Monday & Wednesday X Lotto draw 3692 on Monday 4 September 2017.
SA Lotteries officials initially had trouble contacting the winner, but were finally able to confirm the prize with the happy bloke this week.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his marked System 8 entry at Rosaville Takeaway & Lotteries, Commercial Street West, Mount Gambier.
"That’s really exciting you know! It’s been a bit of a rough time lately, so it’s come at a perfect time!” the man said.
“Once this money is in the bank, I may not have to work so much!
“I haven’t had many weekends off this year. That’s all been knocked on the head!"
The man explained he had been playing the same marked System 8 entry for many years.
In addition to winning $1 million, his entry also won division three 12 times and division four 15 times, bolstering his total prize to $1,010,099.50!
The man’s windfall was aided by the Double Dollars Day promotion that was running when he won, which doubled the prize amounts for divisions two to six.
Now a newly-minted millionaire, the hardworking man is planning a more relaxed and enjoyable pace of life with his family.
“I’m not getting any younger so it’s time to sit back and enjoy life a bit!” he laughed.
Rosaville Takeaway & Lotteries owner Malcolm Domaschenz said the outlet was still celebrating selling another division one winning entry.
“It’s just fantastic!” he exclaimed.
“We’ve sold eight division one and top prizes during the past decade. We’re back in the winner’s circle with this one! We’re just a lucky shop!
“Congratulations to our customer – I hope they enjoy their million-dollar win!”
The winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday X Lotto draw 3692 on Monday 4 September 2017 were 13, 8, 16, 24, 37 and 7, while the supplementary numbers were 5 and 20.
Across Australia, there were four division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday X Lotto draw 3692, including two from Queensland, one from South Australia and one from Western Australia.
Last financial year, there was 275 division one winning X Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $283 million.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 311 so far this calendar year, including 21 won by SA Lotteries customers.