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Lotto winners' $2.5m Valentine's Day shock: 'Just collapsed'

A NSW couple is having a Valentine’s Day to remember after discovering their $2.5 million Saturday Lotto win.

The lucky pair from Rutherford took home one of eight division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Lotto draw 4233, drawn Saturday, February 12 – each scoring $2.5 million.

“Hang on a second. Are you telling us we’ve won division one? That we’re multi-millionaires now?” the winning husband questioned an official from The Lott over the phone.

The shocked winner had been spending Valentine’s Day with his wife, happily working in the garden, when he was disrupted by the news of their $2.5 million Saturday Lotto win.

Winning couple enjoy Saturday Gold Lotto jackpot with new caravan
A Rutherford husband and wife were happily gardening when they discovered their $2.5 million Saturday Lotto win this Valentine’s Day. Source: The Lott

“Are you kidding me? Oh my god! Oh my god! My wife has just collapsed into a puddle of happy tears,” he screamed.

“Happy Valentine’s Day to us!” the winning man said, before confessing he had been dreaming of this moment all his life.

The winners explained that they had just been discussing the fact they wouldn’t be able to retire for years, but now it looked like an early retirement might be on the cards.

“We’ll pay off our mortgage first, and then we’ll go and buy ourselves a caravan. My wife wants to retire and just travel around the country, so that’s what we’ll do,” the man said.

Man brings a bunch of roses to a woman
The lucky couple decided to hang up the gardening tools and go somewhere fancy to celebrate their Saturday Lotto win. Source: Getty (vadimguzhva via Getty Images)

“I was going to go out and mow the lawn this morning, and my wife was going to do some gardening, but maybe we’ll pay someone to do that now!” he laughed.

Following the life-changing news, the NSW couple decided to hang up the gardening tools and go some fancy to celebrate the win.

“After that, we might go shopping for a caravan and start planning our big adventure!”

Check your tickets, Edgeworth: You could hold the winning ticket

Meanwhile, a mystery Edgeworth local has unknowingly started the week as a multi-millionaire after scoring division one in the weekend’s Lotto draw.

As the winning entry is unregistered, officials from The Lott have no way of contacting them to break the life-changing news.

Therefore, all Edgeworth lottery players are being urged to check their tickets and come forward to claim their prize.

Edgeworth Saturday Lotto mystery player celebrates winning ticket
Edgeworth Saturday Lotto players are being urged to check their tickets and come forward to claim their $2.5 million prize. Source: The Lott

The winning entry was purchased at Edgeworth Newsxpress, where the owners, Kaite and Jo Atkinson, said they were eager to unite their winner with the multi-million-dollar prize.

“We’ll be celebrating this win with a bottle of champagne and sharing the news with all our customers in the hopes we find our mystery winner,” they said.

“Our customers are over the moon for the winner - whoever they may be.”

Hunt is on for mystery Edgeworth Saturday Lotto winner

The Lott spokesperson Ally Ramsamy said she was eager to unite Newcastle’s latest division one winner with their massive prize.

“We’re urging all players who purchased a Lotto ticket from Edgeworth Newsxpress to check their tickets today,” she said.

“If you discover you are holding the winning ticket, contact The Lott on 131 868 to begin the process of claiming your prize.”

The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 4233 were 35, 36, 13, 43, 37 and 42, while the supplementary numbers were 15 and 5.

Across Australia, there were eight division one winning entries in Saturday Lotto draw 4233 – four in Victoria, three in New South Wales and one in Western Australia.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 279 so far this financial year, including 94 won by NSW Lotteries customers.

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