Wednesday 18 September, 2013 - Someone who purchased a Saturday Lotto entry in Cessnock is more than $470,000 richer - but chances are they don’t know it!
NSW Lotteries is waiting for the holder of an unregistered division one winning entry from Saturday Lotto to come forward and claim their windfall.
NSW Lotteries spokesperson Belinda McDougall said because the winning ticket was not registered to a NSW Lotteries Players Club card, officials have no way of contacting the division one winner to let them know of their big weekend win.
“If you purchased an unregistered ticket in Saturday Lotto draw 3355 from The Vincent Street Newsagency, you should check your entry as soon as possible,” Ms McDougall said.
“We recommend that anyone who believes they are holding the winning entry should keep it in a safe place and contact NSW Lotteries immediately to start the prize claim process.”
The winning ticket was purchased from The Vincent Street Newsagency, 90 Vincent Street in Cessnock.
The Vincent Street Newsagency manager Sarah Pascoe said it’s exciting to know that one of their customers has won division one in Saturday Lotto.
“This is the second time we’ve sold a division one winning entry since 2009,” Ms Pascoe said.
“With $30 million up for grabs in tomorrow’s Powerball draw and the $21 million Superdraw on Saturday, a hat trick of wins this week would be lovely!”
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 Cessnock, 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.