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‘Random’ Lotto Strike win delivers $1.4 million to Newcastle man  


A Newcastle dad is looking forward to a grand European tour with his family after scoring more than $1.48 million at the weekend.

The Novocastrian held the only division one winning entry in Lotto Strike draw 5241 on Saturday 11 February.

As a result, he pocketed the entire $1,486,390.10 prize.

“It’s hard to believe,” the man laughed when his bounty was confirmed by an official from The Lott.

“My wife and I have been in a state of disbelief since we found out.

“I got into bed on Saturday night… and I checked the app.

“I thought something was wrong as I could see all the numbers lit up on my ticket.

“Then I thought, ‘I think I might have won something’. Then I told my wife I’d won the whole lot.”

The local admitted the windfall was “life-changing”.

“It’s incredible,” he said.

“I’ve probably only ever played Lotto Strike a dozen or so times.

“It’s very random when I play, but I’m really glad I got this ticket.

“We’re looking forward to helping our children with their mortgages and we’d love to do a European holiday as well.

“This will allow us to do it in style.”

The winning numbers in Lotto Strike draw 5241 on Saturday 11 February were 4, 21, 7 and 20.

The division one prize is won by selecting the first four numbers in the exact order they are drawn.

In FY22, more than 133.5 million winners took home in excess of $3.93 billion in prizemoney from their favourite games at The Lott, including Saturday Gold Lotto, Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto, Powerball, Oz Lotto, Set for Life, Lucky Lotteries, Keno, Super 66, Lotto Strike and Instant Scratch-Its. 

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