Otago couple in 'utter disbelief' after winning $12.3 million in Lotto

An Otago couple is 'mind blown' after winning $12.3 million last Saturday.

The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, are shocked by their luck, having won $25 in their previous draw.

"So that paid for our next ticket which was sweet," said the man.

After the draw on Saturday night, the man logged into MyLotto to check their ticket.

"It was pretty cool following the numbers as they circled, the first was in the middle, then right, then left, and before I knew it, I was staring at a full line."

He called his partner over to double-check the numbers.

"We were in utter disbelief!" he said.

Celebrating with a couple of drinks, they started to process it all.

They struggled to sleep that night and have been riding a rollercoaster of emotions ever since.

The enormity of the win finally sunk in once they checked their bank account and the money had been deposited.

They plan to take a few days from reality, stay somewhere nice and then drive back home in a car that's been on the bucket list for a while.

"You've got one chance to fulfil your dreams, and now we're lucky enough to be able to, so we've got to do it!"