A Manly couple have watched their life change before their eyes, instantly recognising the numbers gracing their television screen on Saturday night were the ones they’ve been marking on their lottery entries for years. 

The south-east Queenslanders held one of the five division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4181, drawn Saturday 28 August 2021. Each division one winning entry took home $1,247,527.15. 

Sharing their disbelief with us this afternoon, the winning man relived the moment he realised they’d won division one. 

“My wife and I were watching tv on Saturday night and the draw results appeared on the bottom of the screen,” he explained. 

“They grabbed my attention because they all looked really familiar, just like the numbers I’ve been marking my entries with for years. 

“Then I checked my ticket on The Lott app and the prize appeared. 

“I couldn’t speak. I couldn’t even stand up. 

“My wife kept asking me what was wrong. I couldn’t tell her, I just had to show her the app. 

“Far out. I don’t think it has even sunk in just yet. 

“It’s been an interesting weekend, that’s for sure! 

“We’re going to pay off the mortgage. 

“We’re both due for a new car but other than that we will be patient and have a think. 

“We would love to travel, though that’s off the cards at the moment. But as soon as we can, we will! 

“It’s a massive life changer, there’s no doubt about that!” 

His life-changing marked System 7 entry was purchased at Manly West Pharmacy, Shop 9, Manly Mayfair Village Shopping Centre, Manly West. 

Manly West Pharmacy owner Chris Davis said the win marked a special milestone for the outlet. 

“This is such fantastic news.We were thrilled to hear we’d sold a division one winning entry,” he said. 

“Our customers are all so happy to hear the exciting news. 

“Congratulations to our winner. We wish them all the very best with their prize.”