Six NSW winners in Saturday's $20 million Lotto draw
Of the 20 winners of the $20 million Lotto draw on Saturday night, 6 were from NSW - from Pyrmont, Gymea, Newington, Mascot and Penrith and Tenterfield.
The identity of the Pyrmont winner is still a mystery. The player was not registered with the Player's Club, so NSW Lotteries have no contact details for the player. All that they know is the ticket of the mystery winner was bought at Central Pyrmont Newsagency at 160 Harris Street, Pyrmont. Likewise, the winner from Gymea is a similar mystery. This player bought their ticket from The Shire Newsagency at 99 Gymea Bay Road, Gymea.
Now to those 6 NSW winners who do know they have won $1 million. First up there was a Maitland truck driver, who driving through Tenterfield remembered that he hadn't put in his regular entry. So he pulled up his rig, and dropped in his entry at Tenterfield. The father of two said, “This is just such a fantastic surprise. I recently lost everything I worked my whole life for, and now I can pick myself up from the slumps and get my life back on track". His winning ticket was Sullivans Newsagency at 232 Rouse Street, Tenterfield.
The Newington woman who purchased her ticket Newington Newsagency, was happy. Which was as much as she wanted to give away. “You can just say I’m very happy, in fact I’m very, very, very happy,” she told NSW Lotteries officials. The newsagency staff who sold the ticket were more forthcoming with a quote. “I saw the message about the win on the selling terminal first thing this morning and it’s all we have been talking about since. It is such wonderful news, it’s all we can think about, so I can only imagine how the winner must be feeling if we are this excited about selling the winning ticket,” Jim Choe from Newington Newsagency.
A woman in her 80s, who has played Lotto since it began in 1979, was the $1 million winner from Penrith. She bought her ticket from Supanews Penrith, located in Westfield Shoppingtown. “I can’t express my feelings, I’ve got such a shock after finally winning after so long, I’m happy but I’m crying at the same time,” the grandmother of two said.
The last of the 6 NSW winners, is a syndicate of office workers from the Sydney suburb of Mascot. They only enter Lotto from time to time, and their number choosing method on their winning entry was everyone in the syndicate's lucky numbers. They bought the winning ticket at the Australia Post Shop, at the Qantas Domestic Terminal.
Interstate winners in the $20 million Lotto draw included six from Victoria, six from Queensland, and one each from Western Australia and South Australia.