$1 million under the Christmas tree for Wednesday Lotto winner!

Tuesday 29 December 2015 - As far as Christmas surprises go, it’s fair to say a retired Penrith woman got the biggest one of all this year when she discovered the Wednesday Lotto ticket given to her as a Christmas gift won $1 million!

The overjoyed winner initially had trouble believing she’d scored a $1 million division one prize in last week’s Wednesday Lotto draw with a ticket purchased in Penrith South.

“Imagine that – I’m a millionaire in later life!” the ecstatic winner exclaimed.

“I received some lotto tickets as a gift for Christmas. When I heard that the local newsagency had a mystery division one winner, I wondered if it was an entry I’d received.

“I got the winning numbers from the newspaper and checked my Wednesday Lotto ticket. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw I had all six winning numbers!

“If I checked my ticket once, I checked it a dozen times! Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be collecting a division one prize!

“I’m planning on splitting my Wednesday Lotto windfall with my children. It will help to make their lives a lot easier.”

The division one winning Wednesday Lotto entry was purchased at South Penrith Newsagency, Shop 1 at 157 Smith Street in Penrith South.

Bill Gouriotis is the co-owner of South Penrith Newsagency and was overjoyed to discover his outlet had sold a $1 million winning entry.

“We want to congratulate our winner and wish them a very happy 2016 as a new millionaire!” Mr Gouriotis said.

Throughout Australia, it was the only entry that won first division in last week’s Wednesday Lotto draw which offers a guaranteed division one prize of $1 million for up to four winners in each draw.

The winning numbers in Wednesday Lotto draw 3515 on Wednesday 23 December 2015 were 20, 3, 7, 28, 2 and 31 with the supplementary numbers of 24 and 40.

$80 million combined division one prize pool on offer this week!

There are more chances to win big with a massive $80 million combined division one prize pool up for grabs this week.

The excitement kicks off even before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve with an out-of-this-world $50 million on offer in Thursday’s Powerball draw. Then another countdown begins – this time to Saturday Lotto’s $30 Million Megadraw on 2 January 2016.

Just imagine what you could include on your New Year’s Resolution List if you won a division one share in this week’s draws! Tickets in the $50 Million Powerball draw and the $30 Million Megadraw on Saturday 2 January 2016 are available now from all NSW Lotteries outlets and online at Tatts.com. Join the New Year celebration and grab your entry today!