A Coffs Harbour retiree has won more than $316,000 on Saturday Lotto.
A Coffs Harbour retiree has won more than $316,000 on Saturday Lotto.

Regular check of Lotto tickets brings a welcome surprise

A LOCAL retiree got quite a shock this week when he discovered he'd won a division one prize worth more than $316,000 in Saturday Lotto.

For 10 days, the registered winner was completely unaware he'd won a first division share in Saturday Lotto worth $316,393.49 because NSW Lotteries had been unable to get in contact with him.

"I only check my lotto tickets fortnightly so I had no idea," the winner admitted.

"I've been playing lotto for so many years. It's a long story but I'll definitely be doing something with my prize money."

The winning entry was purchased from The Plaza News at Park Beach Plaza and owner Darren Girard was over the moon when he discovered his outlet had sold a division one winning ticket.

"It's the first division one winning ticket we've sold since we took over the outlet," Mr Girard said.

"We're now hoping this win will get the ball rolling and we'll have more customers celebrating winning first division in the future."