Three long-time Engadine friends plan celebratory holiday with $1 million Monday Lotto windfall

Three long-time Engadine friends are planning a trip away together to celebrate winning $1 million in last night’s Monday Lotto.
The retired women confessed they were still stunned after discovering the numbers they had been playing for years had finally delivered them a division one win.
Their winning System 8 marked entry was the only division one winner nationally in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3658 on 8 May 2017 and won the guaranteed division one prize of $1 million.
The three happy friends gathered late this afternoon to contact NSW Lotteries after hearing about an unregistered winning ticket in Engadine.
“It’s absolutely amazing!” one of the winners exclaimed while her friends laughed in the background.
“You can tell we’re all a little excited!  My two friends rang me all excited as I had the ticket.  I thought it was Monday and the draw hadn’t even been drawn yet!
“We’ve had these same numbers for many years.  We’re all very excited!”
While the ladies are planning a trip away together to mark their million-dollar windfall, they were also going to start celebrating immediately with some drinks.
“We’re going to have a quick drink now to settle our nerves!   It’s absolutely wonderful.  We’re going to start celebrating right now!”
With the news of the win still fresh, the women had yet to decide on how they would spend their share.
“I’m sure we won’t have trouble spending it,” one winner laughed.
The winners, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their division one winning entry from Engadine Central Newsagency, shop 7-8, Engadine Central Shopping Centre, 1031 Old Princess Highway, Engadine.
Engadine Central Newsagency owner Hui Shen said the outlet was celebrating selling its first division one entry since he bought it in 2014.
“Hopefully it’s the first of many for our customers – particularly with the $50 million Powerball draw on Thursday!” he said.
“Congratulations to the winners!  We’re so happy some of our customers have won the big prize and wish them all the very best with their win!”
The winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3658 on Monday 8 May 2017 were 33, 25, 23, 42, 4 and 5. The supplementary numbers were 20 and 24.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 351 so far this financial year, including 97 won by NSW Lotteries customers.