Sydney's mystery mid-week millionaire was on an island safari holiday!

A professional man from the northern beaches of Sydney had unknowingly become a mid-week millionaire after his Wednesday Lotto entry in draw 3607 on November 9 had won him a division one prize worth $1,000,000.00.

Thanks to playing a System 7 entry he also picked up additional divisional prizes bringing the total prize windfall to $1,001,971.90.

The registered winner was still in shock when he spoke with a NSW Lotteries official this morning admitting he had been on an island safari holiday and disconnected from the world with his mobile phone switched off.

“I’m a regular player and always register my tickets so I would have answered your call if my phone had been switched on,” the shocked winner declared.

“I always keep my tickets on the front of the fridge and last night as I walked past the ticket caught my eye so I decided to check the numbers.

“When it occurred to me that I had all the winning numbers and had won one million dollars I felt like I was dreaming!

“I kept asking my family ‘Am I dreaming? Can someone pinch me?’. “To be honest I’m still a bit numb. One million dollars - this is just crazy!

“And to think I’ve been a millionaire for three weeks and didn’t even know!

“The timing of this win is really great. The whole family will benefit. I’ll keep working and it will make my future retirement much more certain.”

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his 1-game System 7 marked entry from World News Centre Met Centre, Shop G11 Met Centre on 273 George Street in Sydney.

Chris Landas is the Store Manager at World News Centre Met Centre and was over-the-moon to have sold another winning Lotto ticket.

“How exciting! It’s always a good thing to make a customer a millionaire!” Mr Landas exclaimed.

“We’ve sold a number of division one winning entries over the years, mostly in Monday & Wednesday Lotto or Saturday Lotto - so we’re certainly a lucky Lotto shop!

“But I would love to have a jackpot winning customer, maybe in tonight’s $6 million Powerball draw or even next Tuesday’s $5 million Oz Lotto draw!

“Either way, I hope it won’t be long before our next division one winning customer walks through our doors!”

The winning numbers in Wednesday Lotto draw 3607 on Wednesday 9 November 2016 were 34, 24, 38, 9, 43 and 23. The supplementary numbers were 37 and 13.

Throughout Australia, there were two division one winning entries in Wednesday Lotto draw 3607, which offers a guaranteed $1 million division one prize for up to four winners in every draw. Both winning entries were purchased in New South Wales.