Tuesday 16 October, 2012 - A couple from Buxton on the north coast is pinching themselves after discovering they’d won $1.3 million in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw!
The couple were caught by surprise when they received the dream-come-true call from Golden Casket informing them they’d won a first division prize in Saturday’s draw.
The retired pair won a total prize of $1,374,652.17 with an entry they purchased while travelling in their motorhome through Fernvale, outside Ipswich.
The winning woman explained the role fate played in their win.
“My husband and I were taking a holiday in our motorhome to Somerset Dam and drove through Fernvale afterwards,” she said.
“We stopped to have lunch at the pie shop and visit our favourite butcher in town before I went to the newsagency. Going in there and buying a QuickPick that day wasn’t planned, but it was meant to be!”
The winners said they have a few plans for how to spend their $1.3 million windfall, but they won’t be leaving the little town of Buxton.
“Where we live in Buxton, we call it our little paradise. Even though we’ve won this money we don’t want to leave where we are.
“We’ll buy a new car and a new motorhome though to keep travelling. We’ll also share some of the prize with our children and spoil the grandkids!”
The couple said they’ll use some of the money to aid in their retirement.
“We’re going to get financial advice on how we can invest some of the money for our future.”
The winning entry was purchased from newsXpress Fernvale, Shop B1 at 1455 Brisbane Valley Highway, Fernvale.
Throughout Australia, there were three winners who shared in Saturday Gold Lotto’s guaranteed $4 million division one prize pool on 13 October. Along with the Buxton winner in Queensland, there was one winner in Victoria and another in South Australia.
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3259 on 13 October 2012 were 2, 13, 40, 15, 11 and 26 with the supplementary numbers 30 and 32.
Golden Casket Public Relations Executive Zoe Knobel added that there could be more big winners in Queensland this week, with a large jackpot on offer in Oz Lotto tonight.
“There’s $30 million up for grabs in tonight’s Oz Lotto draw. Purchase your entry today for your chance to become the newest member of the Golden Casket millionaires club.”