Man wins $1m on first lotto ticket purchased: 'Never before'

·News Reporter
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A Newtown man who last night dreamed of his favourite car, discovered his dreams might be a reality when woke to news of his $1 million Lotto win.

The Sydney man became an overnight millionaire after holding two division entries in the Monday and Wednesday Lotto draw 4107, which was drawn on Wednesday 25 August 2021.

“It’s the weirdest thing. Last night I was looking at Land Rover Defenders – they’re my favourite car. I never do that. And now this!” the lucky winner told officials from The Lott this morning.

The man, in his 40s, burst out laughing upon hearing the life-changing news and told lottery officials it was the first time he’d bought a Monday & Wednesday Lotto ticket.

Man holds up lottery ticket in front of car. Source: The Lott.
A Newtown man has said he may spend some of his $1 million Lotto win on his dream car. Source: The Lott.

“This ticket was pretty much a one-off. I’ve never really played Monday & Wednesday Lotto before!” the NSW man said.

Despite having his eye on his dream car, the ecstatic winner said that he would first use his windfall to pay off his mortgage.

“I think I’ll pay off the mortgage first, but after that… who knows?” he said.

He went on to say: “This has come at such a good time as I’ve been worried about my job lately.”

Land Rover Defender drives on sand dune. Source: Land Rover.
Lottery winner dreamed of Land Rover Defender before waking to discover the life-changing news. Source: Land Rover.

The winning numbers in the Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 4107 were 27, 28, 23, 22, 8 and 20, while the supplementary numbers were 37 and 40.

Across Australia, there were two division one winning entries in the Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw – both from New South Wales.

Port Macquarie retirees served $1 million lottery win for breakfast

A Port Macquarie couple were served a hot plate of $1 million for breakfast, as they took home the division one Monday & Wednesday Lotto prize.

The retired NSW couple discovered they held one of two division one winning entries in the Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 4107, drawn Wednesday 25 August 2021.

“We’re just having breakfast!” the excited woman screamed.

“I’m going to go wake my family and tell them. They won’t believe it.”

The NSW duo told lottery officials that they had played a special set of numbers they had been using for decades, including family birthdays and anniversaries.

A woman holds a lottery ticket near a plate of biscuits. Source: The Lott.
A retired NSW couple were served $1 million lottery win for breakfast this morning. Source: The Lott.

The winning woman confessed that the win was life-changing and the couple planned to celebrate with family after lockdown.

“We can’t wait to celebrate this with our family. I’m very blessed.”

“We might even get married again! We have thought about renewing our vows! I don’t know if I can remember the first ones, so we could make new ones.”

More chances to make your Lotto dream a reality

For those who are looking to make their dreams a reality, there are more chances to win. Tonight’s Powerball is offering $8 million, while next Tuesday’s Oz Lotto draw has $5 million up for grabs.

Tonight’s Set for Life draw gives players the chance to win a division one prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years. It’s the only game that lets you play your numbers across seven consecutive daily draws – meaning there is a chance to win $20K every day of the week.

The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot prize is now $2.68 million for draw 1542, while the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now $1.93 million for draw 10486.

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

If gambling is a problem for you go to Gambling Help Online or call 1800 858 858.

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