Lottery authorities are still looking for a a Canberra shopper who is more than $1.7 million richer after Saturday's Lotto draw.
The person, who is an unregistered lottery player who bought their ticket at Kambah Newsagency, is one of two people in the region to share in the division one win. A Queanbeyan man plans to retire immediately after also getting the winning numbers.
Kambah Newsagency owner Vir Krishna Gorgia reportedly told NSW Lotteries that he was delighted to have sold a winning ticket worth $1,764,705.89.
“I simply could not believe the news when I first found out! It’s like a dream come true,” he told NSW Lotteries, the organisation said.
“We’ve decorated the shop with balloons and posters. Most of our customers are local, everyday customers so hopefully they find out soon.
“We wish our winner a big congratulations. They’re going to have a happy new year when they find out.”
NSW Lotteries spokesman Matt Hart encouraged anyone who bought a ticket from the newsagency to check if they had won.
“If you discover you are holding the division one winning ticket, contact NSW Lotteries on 131 868 to begin the process of claiming your prize,” he said.
The Queanbeyan winner reportedly told Lotto authorities he planned to retire after picking up almost $2 million in winnings.
"I imagine everyone sits there thinking about what they'd do if they won. Basically, I've always thought I would try and structure things so I wouldn't have to physically do much work any more. Now I can," he reportedly said.