$2.5 Million Mid-Year Megadraw winner claims prize!

Monday 1 July, 2013 - The search has ended for the mystery multi-millionaire who won $2.5 million in Saturday Lotto’s $30 Million Mid-Year Megadraw with an unregistered ticket purchased in Tamworth. 

The winner, who has asked to remain completely anonymous, came forward today to claim their multi-million dollar prize following the weekend’s draw! 

NSW Lotteries spokesperson Belinda McDougall said the winning entry was not registered to a NSW Lotteries Players Club card so NSW Lotteries had no way of contacting the winner with news of their multi-millionaire status. 

“Instead of being able to phone to tell them they’d won a $2.5 million division one prize, we had to wait for the winner to contact us,” Ms McDougall said. 

“Lotto players are always encouraged to register their lottery purchases to their NSW Lotteries Players Club card because not only does it ensure your prize is secure, but it also means you can be contacted directly with news of a big win.” 

The winning unregistered entry was purchased at Country Capital Newsagency, 289 Peel Street, Tamworth. 

Owners Glenn and Jenny Andrews said they’ve had a steady stream of customers checking their tickets since the news got out their outlet had sold a division one winning entry. 

“It’s been busier than usual! There’s been a bit of a buzz around town with plenty of excitement surrounding the big win,” Mrs Andrews said. 

Ms McDougall highlighted that when Saturday Lotto winners are questioned on what they plan to do with their windfall, buying a house or paying off a home loan and becoming debt free are the top responses. 

“It’s rare for a Saturday Lotto winner to say they’d do something frivolous or wild with their windfall. Most winners are happy to know they can secure their financial future,” Ms McDougall added. 

Throughout Australia, there were 12 entries that won a first division share of Saturday Lotto’s $30 Million Mid-Year Megadraw division one prize pool. 

Along with the winning unregistered ticket purchased in Tamworth, a further three winning entries were sold in New South Wales, three in Victoria, two each in Queensland and Western Australia, and one in South Australia. 

The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3333 on 29 June 2013 were 31, 25, 22, 42, 26 and 11 with the supplementary numbers 8 and 1.