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Maitland man’s $615,000 Lotto Strike win leads to sleepless night  

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After winning more than $615,000 in Lotto Strike, a Maitland man confessed he hadn’t slept a wink since the weekend.

The Lower Hunter resident held the only division one entry in the draw, on Saturday 9 September.

That enabled him to pocket the entire $615,902 bounty.

“Wow. I’m a bit emotional,” he said when an official from The Lott reached out to confirm his newfound fortune on Monday morning.

“I haven’t slept at all.

“It was a last-minute decision [to enter].

“I have only entered Lotto Strike three or four times and I bought the ticket just before the draw closed on Saturday night.

“I don’t even know what to say. I’m speechless.”

The man admitted receiving the “confirmation” phone call was “just surreal”.

“We have been through a fair bit recently, so it means a lot,” he said.

“It’s going to change everything.

“I’ll be able to buy a house for my family and take some days off work.

“Thank you so much.”

His winning four-game QuickPick – with the numbers 11, 9, 14 and 29 – was purchased online at thelott.com.

“Lotto Strike is an add-on game played with Saturday Lotto and Monday & Wednesday Lotto,” a spokesperson from The Lott said.

“Its division one prize is won by selecting the first four numbers in the exact order they are drawn during the Lotto draw.

“If no one picks all four winning numbers in the draw in same order drawn, the Lotto Strike Jackpot prize pool will increase for the next draw.”

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 290 so far in 2023, including 96 won by NSW Lotteries customers.

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