Waratah's mystery multi-millionaire found!

The mystery of who won more than $2 million in Saturday Lotto almost two weeks ago with an entry purchased in the Newcastle suburb of Waratah has been solved after a Newcastle woman came forward today to claim her division one prize!

While NSW Lotteries spent eleven days waiting for the mystery winner to discover they were more than $2 million richer, the winner admitted she was aware of her new multi-millionaire status the entire time!

“I’ve been keeping it very quiet,” the excited winner giggled.

“I’d heard news that there was a missing Saturday Lotto winner and knew it was me they were talking about!

“I actually checked my ticket the day after the draw at home and I was in complete shock when I realised I had all six winning numbers on my entry. It’s something you dream about.

“I occasionally play Saturday Lotto and when I do I usually play my own favourite numbers but this time I popped into the newsagency and decided to buy a QuickPick instead!

“This win is just so wonderful! I’m going to buy myself a home with my prize money – I never thought I’d own my own home!”

The division one winning 18-game QuickPick entry was purchased at Waratah LPO and Newsagency, Shop 9 in Waratah Shopping Village, 91 Turton Road in Waratah.

Michael Phillips is the owner of Waratah LPO and Newsagency and said he was excited to know his division one winning customer had come forward to claim their prize.

“We’ve had customers asking us every day if there’s been any news on our missing division one winner - now I’ll be able to give them an update!" Mr Phillips said. 

“We’re very happy for our division one winning customer and we’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate them and wish them all the best for the future as a new multi-millionaire!

“Fingers crossed we can now add to our tally and have many more of our customers enjoying that winning feeling!”

NSW Lotteries encourages customers to register their entries to a NSW Lotteries Players Club card as it ensures their prize is secure and they can be contacted directly with news of a big win.

Throughout Australia, there were two entries that won a first division prize of $2,038,156.43 in Saturday Lotto draw 3633 on Saturday 14 May 2016. Along with the division one winning entry from New South Wales, there was one division one winning ticket sold in Victoria.

The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3633 on Saturday 14 May 2016 were 21, 33, 34, 4, 13 and 10, with the supplementary numbers 14 and 30.

Still no sign of Newcastle West’s $1 million Lotto winner from January!

Now that one mystery division one Saturday Lotto winner has come forward to claim their prize, NSW Lotteries is hoping to connect with another missing millionaire who won in January.

Imagine letting your $1 million windfall sit idle for more than four months – well that’s exactly what one NSW Lotteries Saturday Lotto player has done because they didn’t register their winning ticket to a Players Club card!

The division one winning entry was purchased at Marketown Newsagency, Shop 8 in Marketown Shopping Centre in Newcastle West.

The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3597 on Saturday 9 January 2016 were 20, 25, 36, 30, 18 and 2, with the supplementary numbers 5 and 11.

NSW Lotteries is urging customers to check their wallets, purses, drawers and even piles of papers stacked on the kitchen bench for any forgotten Saturday Lotto tickets as they could be the mystery division one winner.