Fisherman’s first purchase after $1m win

A keen fisherman has won $1m in Lotto.
A keen fisherman has won $1m in Lotto.

A keen NSW fisherman is already planning on which boat he’ll buy after becoming a millionaire by winning Lotto.

The Moruya man bought one of the three division one winning entries in Monday’s Lotto draw.

The man said he was surprised to learn the numbers he’d been using for a decade landed him the $1,000,013.55 in winnings.

“I checked the ticket earlier this morning, I can’t believe it,” he said.

The man won $1m after playing Lotto for a decade. Picture: NCA NewsWire / David Swift

“I play regularly, and I’ve been replaying the same numbers for years.

“I originally got this QuickPick about 10 years ago, and I’ve just stuck to them. I always tell my mates, never change your numbers.”

The man said he wasn’t sure what he’d do with the full prizemoney but his love of fishing and family would be integral in how he spent his winnings.

“This does a lot for me at this point in time,” he said.

“I’m a keen fisherman so this means a new boat for sure.

“I’ve also got kids and grandkids so I’d like to share with them somewhere along the line.

“But first-up is a new boat.”

The man bought the winning ticket at Polly’s Newsagency in Moruya.