Orange's Saturday Lotto winners claim prize!

Only hours after NSW Lotteries put out the call for Saturday Lotto players in the city of Orange to check their unregistered entries from the weekend’s draw, the staggering $2 million division one prize has been claimed!

An overjoyed New South Wales couple came forward to NSW Lotteries this morning and joked that they’ll have to bring around a wheelbarrow so they can collect their $2 million prize!

“This is absolutely fabulous!” the winning husband declared.

“I’d been out running errands this morning and thought I’ve got this Saturday Lotto ticket, I’ll just drop into a newsagency and check it. After the staff member put my entry through the lottery terminal, they told me I’d won more than $1,000 and I needed to contact NSW Lotteries.

“When I got home I called NSW Lotteries and while I was on the phone my wife decided to quickly check our numbers and that’s when she discovered we’d won first division and got very excited!

“I’ve played Saturday Lotto since day dot! I actually had an entry in the very first draw and won a couple of dollars way back then!

“This feels amazing! I want to make my $2 million prize last so I’ll have to bring around the wheelbarrow so you can fill it up with $1 coins!” the winner jokingly added.

“We’ve got the rest of our lives to spend our prize money!”

When asked what they might do with windfall, the winner was quick to reply, “I’m going to spend it all on me! Well my wife does want a little of it. But in all seriousness, we will share this prize money with our family.”

The division one winning 50-game QuickPick was purchased at North Orange News, Shop T8 in the Woolworths Centre, 9 Telopea Way in Orange.

Peter Minogue is the owner of North Orange News and was delighted to be celebrating selling another multi-million dollar winning Saturday Lotto ticket.

“It’s so fantastic to know that another one of our customers is now a multi-millionaire!” Mr Minogue said.

“It’s almost three years since we sold a division one winning entry worth $2.5 million in a Saturday Lotto draw on 29 June 2013.

“I like making millionaires so now I’m hoping we can do it all again for this weekend’s $22 Million Superdraw!”

NSW Lotteries always recommends customers register their entries to a NSW Lotteries Players Club card as it ensures their prize is secure and we can contact them directly with news of a big win.

Throughout Australia, there were two entries that won a first division prize of $2,080,380.66 in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw 3641. Along with the winning entry from Orange, the other division one winning ticket was sold in Victoria.

The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3641 on Saturday 11 June 2016 were 32, 45, 39, 4, 10 and 25, with the supplementary numbers 26 and 22.