Monday 16 September, 2013 - Someone who purchased a Saturday Lotto entry in Mulwala is going to get a shock when they discover it has won them a division one prize worth more than $470,000!
NSW Lotteries is waiting for the missing holder of the unregistered winning entry from the Saturday Lotto draw 3355 to come forward and claim their prize.
As the winning ticket was not registered to a NSW Lotteries Players Club card, NSW Lotteries officials have no way of contacting the division one winner to let them know of their big weekend win.
NSW Lotteries spokesperson Belinda McDougall said there is a chance the winner mightn’t even know they’ve won a share in division one and are now more than $470,000 richer!
“If you purchased an unregistered ticket in Saturday Lotto draw 3355 from Mulwala Newspower, you should check your entry as soon as possible at any NSW Lotteries outlet or online at www.nswlotteries.com.au,” Ms McDougall said.
“So make sure you look in your wallet or purse for any forgotten tickets in the weekend’s draw because you could be the winner!”
The winning ticket was purchased from Mulwala Newspower, 47 Melbourne Street, Mulwala.
Rebecca Weir from Mulwala Newspower said it’s exciting to know that one of her customers has won division one in Saturday Lotto.
“We were well and truly overdue for a division one win. It’s been nearly 10 years since we sold the last division one winning entry so we’re all really thrilled,” Ms Weir said.
NSW Lotteries players are encouraged to register their entries to a NSW Lotteries Players Club card because not only does it ensure their prize is secure, but it also means they can be contacted directly with the news of a big win.
Throughout Australia there were nine entries that won a first division share of Saturday Lotto’s estimated $4 million division one prize pool, each worth $472,444.65. Along with the winning ticket sold in Mulwala, a further two winning entries were purchased in New South Wales, four were sold in Queensland, and one each in Victoria and Western Australia.
The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3355 on 14 September 2013 were 20, 28, 34, 11, 40 and 3 with the supplementary numbers of 25 and 39.