Batehaven's missing millionaire yet to claim $1.3 million Saturday Lotto win

A Batehaven resident or visitor became a millionaire on the weekend following the Saturday Lotto $20 Million Superdraw, but has yet to discover the happy news for themselves.

NSW Lotteries has now been waiting more than three days for the mystery winner, who purchased a ticket at Batehaven Newsagency, to check their ticket and claim the first division prize of more than $1.3 million.

Saturday Lotto $20 Million Superdraw (draw 3713) was drawn on Saturday 18 February 2017, unveiling the winning numbers: 28, 37, 21, 30, 25, and 33, with the supplementary numbers 36 and 3.

NSW Lotteries spokesperson Matt Hart said the division one winning ticket had not been registered to a Players Club Card so officials had no clues or contact details for the missing winner.

He said the Batehaven million-dollar prize was one of two yet to be claimed from the five division one prizes won by New South Wales players in that draw.

“We all know the start of a new week can be a busy time as people head back to work and their daily lives. Somewhere out there is our mystery winner who has forgotten to check the Saturday Lotto ticket they bought for the weekend’s Superdraw,” said.

“Imagine being a millionaire but not knowing it! It’s the type of news that could really turn your week around!

“We’re putting the call out to help track down the missing millionaire and share the happy news with them. The winning ticket may have been stashed away for safekeeping in the car, the kitchen or even the sock drawer!

“If you purchased an unregistered entry in the Saturday Lotto $20 Million Superdraw in Batehaven, check your ticket as you could be our millionaire!”

NSW Lotteries reminds players of the importance of registering their tickets to a Players Club Card so all of their prizes are secure and they can be contacted directly with the good news of a big win.

The division one winning entry was purchased from Batehaven Newsagency, 248 Beach Road, Batehaven.

Batehaven Newsagency co-owner Pat Griffin said the store was eagerly waiting for the missing millionaire to come forward and check their ticket.

“Even though it isn’t me with the winning ticket, it’s still very exciting for the store!” Mr Griffin shared.

“We have a loyal clientele so we’re hoping it’s one of our locals. However we do get a lot of people visiting for a holiday though so it could be someone who’s come and gone already!

“We’re looking forward to the winner coming forward as we can’t wait to share with them that they’re a millionaire now and give them our congratulations.

“It’s been a couple of years since our last division one win so it’s good to have another winner in the community!”