Balgownie retiree scores $430,000 Saturday Lotto prize

Monday 27 August 2012 - NSW Lotteries officials have spoken with the Balgownie Saturday Lotto winner, who until this afternoon was unaware of his $427,341.59 division one win.

The shocked winner had an unexpected reaction to the news, saying he felt quite tense!

“I feel quite tense actually, probably because this is such a big shock. I never, ever expected to get a call like this from NSW Lotteries,” the winner said.

The Balgownie retiree said that the winning ticket was purchased from the same NSW Lotteries outlet he always visits to purchase his tickets, Balgownie News and Post at 158 Balgownie Road, Balgownie.

Not only did Balgownie’s Saturday Lotto player score a share in the division one prize pool, he also scored an additional $2,751.30 in divisional prizes with his four game ticket.

The winner told NSW Lotteries officials that he would use his winnings to make life more comfortable.

“I will invest the money for the future and live a slightly more luxurious life,” he added.

NSW scooped three of the ten division one shares won in Saturday Lotto’s draw. Along with the Balgownie win, two unregistered players, who purchased their tickets in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta, each scored a division one prize.

NSW Lotteries officials are encouraging Lotto players in the Parramatta area to check their tickets in the hope of finding the two lucky winners.

Along with the three NSW winning tickets, four winning tickets were sold in Victoria, two in Western Australia and one in Tasmania.

The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3245, drawn on 25 August 2012 are 4, 21, 17, 27, 28 and 30. The supplementary numbers are 25 and 8.

Tickets are now on sale for the $22 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw on 22 September, visit any NSW Lotteries retailer to pick up a Saturday Lotto Superdraw ticket today.