Aldinga Beach family win $2.2 million in X Lotto

X Lotto: One of many X Lotto tickets.
X Lotto: One of many X Lotto tickets.

A lucky Aldinga Beach family have won $2.2 million in the Saturday night X Lotto making the family instant millionaires.

Won in draw number 3873 on Saturday, September 1, the X Lotto ticket which was purchased from Campbells Newsagency in Morphett Vale resulted in the family claiming one of nine Division One prizes, winning a total of $2,222,222.23.

The woman who purchased the ticket said it was bought as a Father's Day gift for her Dad and husband and she had not remembered to check the ticket until her mum called her and asked.

(Upon going to check the ticket) “I just kind of knew for some reason it was me, so I ran and grabbed the ticket and scanned it on the app and saw that we had won!

“I called her back straight away and my Mum thought I was joking at first. My husband and I can be pranksters at times so they didn’t believe us for a while.

“We hear it all the time but never ever do you think it will be you. It’s crazy! We couldn’t sleep – how could you sleep after that!”

Since January 1 of this year 131 people have become millionaires through Monday, Wednesday and Saturday X Lotto competitions. 

When asked how her and her family would spend the money she said a million things go through your head to start with but they intend to do the smart thing.

“We have kids and so we want to put some money away for their future.

“We’ll pay off our house and put some into investments too so we can set ourselves up for the future.

“Probably at some point there will be a holiday but we want to do the smart things first.