Mystery Lotto winner has finally been found
WHEN a Coffs Harbour grandfather checked his Lotto tickets this morning, he had no idea he was about to be more than $500,000 richer.
"I didn't have a clue, I thought someone must be joking with me," the winner said.
"Oh struth. I'm so numb at the moment.
"You have no idea what this means to me."
The winner has chosen to remain anonymous but revealed what he plans to do with the unexpected windfall.
He intends to help out his family and take a big holiday around Australia.
The local man broke down when the Bray St sub-newsagency informed him he was the winner of $565,719.61 blissfully unaware NSW Lotteries had been searching for a mystery unregistered winner in the region.
"I've been playing Lotto for years now," he said.
"While obviously you enter in the hope of winning, I actually never expected to win."
IT'S the biggest winning lottery ticket Pam and Jim Dunne have sold as newsagents and it remains unclaimed the whole $565,719.65 worth.
Won in Saturday night's $4 million Lotto draw, the windfall belongs to an unregistered player who might not have checked their ticket yet.
To their surprise when they do they'll find out they've share in the first division prize with six other players, three from Victoria and three from Western Australia.
The winning ticket was sold through the Dunne's Bray St Sub Newsagency prior to the draw.
"We just hope it is one of our regular players," Mrs Dunne said.
"This is the biggest win we have seen, we had a customers win a second division prize in lotto a couple of months and they won $83,000.
Like many of their regular players, the Dunne's agree it would be a shame if the massive windfall went unclaimed and ended up in a dormant bank account.
"I wish it was us," Mr Dunne said.
"We are now hoping for the trifecta, with our customers to win tonight's $60 million Powerball and Tuesday night's $30 million draw.