Hills Shire man eyes neighbour's house with $1.37 million Saturday Lotto win

A hardworking small business owner from the Hills Shire has his heart set on buying his neighbour’s house and renovating it after discovering he had become a millionaire in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw.
 
The excited man in his 40s won $1,376,628.32 in Saturday Lotto draw 3751 on 1 July 2017, capping off a series of lower division wins he has previously had this year.
 
Apart from winning the division one prize of $1,354,929.32, his System 9 QuickPick entry also won division three 18 times and division four 45 times in the same draw.
 
Speaking to a NSW Lotteries official today to confirm his prize, the unregistered player described the moment he discovered he had won division one.
 
“I checked my ticket at 9.01pm on Saturday night – just after the draw.  I didn’t believe my eyes. I saw I had three, four, five, six numbers!  I had to check it a few times!” he exclaimed.
 
“I couldn’t get to sleep until 4am Sunday morning!”
 
Apart from using his windfall to help his family, the man plans to buy his neighbour’s house and renovate it.
 
“The neighbour’s house is up for sale and I missed out on it when I bought my place,” he said.
 
“Before the win, we planned to get a loan to knock it down and rebuild it as our kids are growing as we need more space.  This luck has made it easier for my wife and I. It’s come at a really good time for us!”
 
The man explained he was grateful that his work took him to Galston recently, prompting him to buy his winning entry from Galston Village Newsagency.
 
“Everywhere I go for work I pop into a local newsagency get a ticket.  I believe in random luck!” he said with a laugh.
 
“I had a win over $1,000 about two years ago and I thought ‘I think my time might be here!’ so I just kept playing.”
 
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning System 9 QuickPick entry from Galston Village Newsagency, 354 Galston Road, Galston.
 
Galston Village Newsagency owner Jeff Lynch said the outlet was celebrating selling its first division one winning entry since they bought it nine years ago.
 
“It’s be a while coming, but it’s exciting that it’s here,” he said.
 
“We’ve had lots of visitors to the store checking their tickets hoping it was them.
 
“Hopefully this is the start of many more wins for our customers!”
 
The six winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3751 on Saturday 1 July 2017 were 19, 18, 6, 10, 32 and 36.  The supplementary numbers were 13 and 1.
 
Across Australia, there were only three division one winning entries in Saturday Lotto draw 3751, one each in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 188 so far this calendar year, including 52 won by NSW Lotteries customers.