Thirty year wait for a big pay day on Lotto
A BANORA Point man intends to repay debts after he claimed more than $500,000 from last weekend's Lotto draw.
"As soon as I checked the winning Lotto numbers on the internet and knew I'd won I breathed a sigh of relief," said the man who wishes to remain anonymous.
"I've been playing for around 30 years but it still came as a shock to have my own numbers come up.
"I'll be using the prize money to settle the mortgage and pay off some other debts," he added.
The man purchased his winning Saturday Lotto System 8 marked entry from Banora Point Newsagency, at Banora Point Shopping Village.
Owner Kirstie Connell said she was "thrilled to bits" for her customer.
Ms Connell said she doesn't know who the winner was, as they presented their half a million dollar ticket directly to Lotto, but she hopes they identify themselves next time they pop in.
"We like to share the excitement because it's such a thrill for us as well to be part of it," she said.
She said the store was on a lucky streak with another one of her customers also winning $20,000 from a $1 Scratchie over Christmas.
The System 8 entry type won a first division prize of $513,011.97 along with other divisional prizes for a total of $524,062.77.
The winning numbers in Saturday's Lotto draw were 10, 9, 1, 27, 13 and 39 with the supplementary numbers of 15 and 28.