Twist after kids see Facebook post about $1m Lotto win: 'Crazy'

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A couple in South Australia were shocked to discover they're now $1 million richer, after winning the Saturday X Lotto prize over the weekend.

The winners, from North Haven, admitted they were still struggling to come to terms with the life-changing news, telling The Lott they didn't think it could "possibly be real".

“I found out last night! I was just checking the numbers online and that’s when I saw we had all six numbers,” the winning woman said. 

“I called out to my husband to check, and we both went into a state of shock," she continued.

“We were stunned silent. We could barely utter a word."

The couple was shocked to discover they had become millionaires overnight. Source: The Lott
The couple was shocked to discover they had become millionaires overnight. Source: The Lott

The winning woman said they immediately went to tell their children the exciting news, saying there were "lots of tears and hugs".

Kids had seen Facebook post about mystery winner

“They’d seen some posts on Facebook about a missing Saturday X Lotto winner, but they never imagined it would be us," she said. "They were so happy for us."

“We are still struggling to come to terms with the news. It’s quite bizarre!

“We feel like we are floating on air. We are millionaires - it’s crazy!"

The couple will put winnings towards their retirement 

The couple said the win is "life-changing" and came at the perfect time.

“We are going to use it to do some renovations. It’s something we’ve been thinking about for a while now,” the winning man explained.

“We will also use it for our future retirement and the rest we will share with our family.”

Their winning entry was purchased at Priceline Pharmacy North Haven.

The SA couple said the win is 'life-changing'. Source: The Lott
The SA couple said the win is 'life-changing'. Source: The Lott

Priceline Pharmacy North Haven manager Kathy said the entire team was celebrating the division one win

“Isn’t that fantastic news,” she said.

“We are so excited for the winners! It’s wonderful news for them, the community and also for us.

“Fingers crossed we have another big win soon.”

The winning numbers in Saturday X Lotto draw 4191 on 18 September 2021 were 5, 36, 6, 15, 43 and 18, while the supplementary numbers were 24 and 29.

There were six division one winning entries across Australia in the Saturday X Lotto draw 4191 – two each in Victoria and New South Wales and one each in South Australia and Queensland.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 332 so far this calendar year. In the 12 months to 30 June 2021, Saturday X Lotto created 174 millionaires across Australia.

During this time, there were 341 division one winning in Saturday X Lotto entries across Australia, totaling over $435.21 million.

More chances to win

There are more chances to win big with Tuesday’s Oz Lotto offering $30 million, while Thursday’s Powerball has $3 million up for grabs.

Tuesday's Set for Life draw offers players the chance to win a division one prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years – that’s $20K on Replay! Set for Life is the only game that allows you to play your numbers across seven consecutive daily draws – meaning you have the chance to win $20K on Replay every day of the week.

The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot prize is now $3.4 million for draw 1545, while the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now $2.71 million for draw 10492.  

Tickets can be purchased at any licenced lottery outlet, online from thelott.com or via The Lott mobile app.

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