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$1m prize waiting for mystery winner

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The mystery winner purchased the entry at Penney’s Paper Shop in Gungahlin. Picture: Supplied

A mystery millionaire is likely walking the streets of Canberra today, with the $1m lottery winner failing to come forward since the weekend’s draw.

The winning division one ticket was one of 10 drawn in the Saturday Lotto’s draw 4397 and was unregistered, meaning The Lott officials are unable to let the person know they have scored the $1m prize.

James Penney, owner of Penney’s Paper Shop where the ticket was purchased, said he was “eagerly waiting” for the mystery ticket holder to come forward.

“A big congratulations to our latest mystery division one winner and we hope it goes a long way for their family,” he said.

“We hope we’re able to share the winning news with them soon!”

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The mystery winner purchased the entry at Penney’s Paper Shop in Gungahlin. Picture: Supplied

The latest draw marks the 14th time the Gungahlin newsagency has sold a division one winning entry since it opened.

The Lott spokesperson Anna Hobdell said the unsuspecting winner was likely going about their Monday “as normal”, unaware of the life-changing news.

“We’re urging all players who purchased a Saturday Lotto ticket from Penney’s Paper Shop to check their tickets as soon as possible,” she said.

“There certainly wouldn’t be any thought of Monday blues if the mystery winner checked their ticket today and discovered they’re a newly made millionaire.

“Make sure you check your ticket, which could be in your wallet, handbag, fridge door or car glove box because the winner could be you and you could be planning what to do with your prize too!”

The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 4397 on 9 September 2023 were 11, 9, 14, 29, 7 and 15, while the supplementary numbers were 17 and 23.

Anyone who discovers they are in possession of the winning ticket can contact The Lott on 131 868 to begin the process of claiming their prize.