Hardworking Griffith man discovers Saturday Lotto windfall after a week!

A hardworking Griffith man has received the surprise of his life after late yesterday discovering he was the mystery local division one winner of Saturday Lotto on 22 April 2017.
The man confessed that he’d kept the ticket in his wallet for the past week unaware that it had won him more than a quarter-of-a-million dollars.
His division one winning ticket, purchased from Griffin Plaza Newsagency in Griffith, was not registered to a Players Club Card so NSW Lotteries had no way to contact the winner during the nine-day wait.
His entry was one of 15 division one winners nationally, and one of three in New South Wales, in Saturday Lotto draw 3731 on 22 April 2017.  Each won a division one prize of $271,775.57.
Speaking to a NSW Lotteries official this morning, the man explained that he had popped into Griffin Plaza Newsagency late yesterday to check his ticket and was shocked to discover he was the mystery winner the town had been looking for.
“I went to the shopping centre and the store was closing so I thought I’d check it next time, but the lady there said I could still check my ticket,” he said.
“The ticket went in the machine and it started making noise!  She said ‘we’ve been waiting for you!’
“It’s just amazing.  I can’t believe it.  When I told my wife she was shocked and couldn’t believe it either!”
 The happy winner plans to use his windfall to help buy a home in Griffith.
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his division one winning entry from Griffin Plaza Newsagency, Griffin Plaza, one the corner of Yambil & Crossing Streets in Griffith.
Griffin Plaza Newsagency owner Manjit Lally said the outlet was happy to have solved the week-long mystery of the winner’s whereabouts.
“We were just closing up when he came in.  He was so shocked!  We wish him all the very best with his win!” he said.
“It’s our first division one winner since taking over the store last year!  Hopefully there’s many more to come!”
The six winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3731 on Saturday 22 April 2017 were 30, 13, 11, 18, 24 and 21.  The supplementary numbers were 15 and 27.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 345 so far this financial year, including 95 won by NSW Lotteries customers.