Liverpool's Wednesday Lotto millionaire claims prize!

A Sydney man said his ordinary Monday suddenly became extraordinary when he checked his Wednesday Lotto ticket today and discovered he’d won $1 million in last week’s draw.

The stunned winner admitted he was unaware NSW Lotteries had been searching for a mystery millionaire who had purchased their unregistered division one winning Wednesday Lotto ticket in the suburb of Liverpool.

“I had no idea! I only check my Lotto tickets when I go to buy some new entries,” the overjoyed winner explained.

“I was in the newsagency and I scanned my tickets using the self-checker. I was expecting the message on the screen to say congratulations you’ve won $14 but today it prompted me to go to the counter.

“When I handed my Wednesday Lotto ticket to the staff member she looked at me and said, ‘You could be the one!’ and pointed to a sign that said they’d sold a division one winning ticket!

“I couldn’t believe it after she put my ticket through the lottery terminal and I knew I’d won. It felt so surreal to be told that you’ve won $1 million! My Monday was pretty ordinary up until then but now it’s fantastic!

“I couldn’t wait to tell my wife so I raced home to break the news and let’s say there were tears flowing after that. We’ll have to work out what we’ll do with this windfall but there will be a family holiday on top of the list!”

The winner has chosen to remain anonymous.

The division one winning Wednesday Lotto entry was purchased at Liverpool Newsagency, Shop 249 in Westfield Liverpool shopping centre, Macquarie Street in Liverpool.

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

The winning numbers in Wednesday Lotto draw 3561 on Wednesday 1 June 2016 were 14, 15, 29, 36, 12 and 35, with the supplementary numbers 13 and 2.