Goolwa pair wins div one X Lotto prize

A New Zealand holiday is on the cards for a Goolwa couple after winning a division one X Lotto prize on Saturday, November 17.

The married couple, who did not want to be named, were one of nine winners in division one, landing them $456,752.50 in prize money.

When they checked their ticket online, it showed a “ridiculously large prize” which they thought was a scam at first.

“I got a congratulations email, but it didn’t say how much,” the husband said.

“So I went to the kitchen and checked the ticket online.

“I said to my wife ‘settle down, don’t get too excited’, just in case it wasn’t real. But it is and it’s fantastic.”

The wife declared a New Zealand holiday as the first way they would put their prize to use.

“I’ve wanted to do that for years but for one reason or another we never got there. Now there’s no excuses,” she said.

The 36-game ticket was bought at Goolwa Pharmacy. The winning numbers in the draw were 26, 19, 31, 30, 6 and 18, and supplementary numbers were 25 and 16.

They were one of two winners from South Australia in the draw.