A Mudgee man says he will use part of the $1 million he won in last Wednesday's Lotto draw to build a shed in his backyard.
The man held one of the four division one winning entries nationally in Monday and Wednesday Lotto draw 3857, drawn Wednesday, April 3, 2019, each taking home the guaranteed division one prize of $1 million.
The winner revealed he had played lotto for a very long time but took a while to claim the $1 million.
"I hadn't realised I'd won until I went into the newsagency to grab my lottery tickets," he said.
"When I was there I picked up the results from Wednesday night and took them home and checked my ticket.
"It was a great surprise."
The retiree thanked special birthdays in his family for the life-changing win.
"I've been playing for a very long time, since lottery began" he laughed.
"For about 30 years I've been playing the same numbers.
"They're all birthdays of my family and now they have paid off.
"When asked how he'd celebrate, the hard-working retiring said he wouldn't be taking it easy.
"I'm building a shed at the moment so I'll head out the back to do that."
The winning marked System 7 entry was purchased at Mudgee Newsagency.
Employee of the Newsagency, Courtney Hutchison, said she couldn't be more excited for her winner.
"I was so thrilled when I discovered the news we'd sold a division one winning entry," she said.
"There's been division one wins happening all around us so it's great to be part of the winners circle.
"We've always been a lucky store. In 2017 we were one of the New South Wales hotspots for having sold the most division one winning entries so it's great to see this winning streak continue.
"We are so happy for our winner and wish them the very best.
"We hope they have big plans for their win, we have no doubt that they really deserve it."
The winning numbers in Monday and Wednesday Lotto draw 3857 last Wednesday were 7, 19, 10, 5, 45 and 4, while the supplementary numbers were 33 and 43.
Across Australia, there were four division one winning entries in Monday and Wednesday Lotto draw 3857.
The Lott's division one winning tally has now reached 92 so far this calendar year, including 23 won by NSW Lotteries customers.