A mystery Dubbo resident has unknowingly become a multi-millionaire after taking home a division-one prize in the Saturday Lotto draw over the weekend.
The lucky winner held one of two winning entries in Saturday Lotto draw 4217, each pocketing $2,942,875.50.
The winning entry is unregistered, meaning lottery officials from The Lott are unable to contact the winner to share the life-changing news and will have to wait for them to come forward to claim their jackpot.
The multimillion-dollar ticket was purchased at News at the Mall, T35 Orana Mall Marketplace, Mitchell Highway, Dubbo.
News of unclaimed Lotto ticket spreads around Dubbo
News at the Mall owner Greg Stevenson said the massive lottery win was "great surprise" and news of the mystery winner was quickly spreading around Dubbo.
“What a great surprise to discover that one of our customers has just won a Saturday Lotto prize worth over $2.9 million! And what a time to do it, with only a week until Christmas,” Mr Stevenson said.
“Some staff members who weren't even working came in because of the excitement, thinking they may have sold the winning ticket.
“Our regulars started coming in wanting to check if their ticket was the big winner. They’re so happy for whoever the winner is.”
Lottery officials urge Dubbo players to check their tickets
The Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said they’re urging Dubbo players who bought a ticket in Saturday’s draw to check their tickets.
“Make sure you search for any tickets in your wallet, handbag, fridge door or car glove box, because you could be the winner we are searching for,” he 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 4217 were 1, 44, 36, 29, 25 and 19, while the supplementary numbers were 21 and 35.
In the 12 months to 30 June 2021, there were 341 division one winning Saturday Lotto entries across Australia, which collectively won more than $435.21 million.
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