Sunday 30 December, 2012 - Saturday Gold Lotto’s $30 million Megadraw last night has created four brand new millionaires in Queensland! The Megadraw winners will each begin the New Year with a first division prize of $1,428,571.43 in their back pocket.
The winning entries were purchased from Nextra Express Chermside and Supanews Underwood in Brisbane, Margate News & Casket in Moreton Bay, and Main Beach Village News on the Gold Coast.
When contacted by Golden Casket this morning, the response from the winner who purchased his entry from Margate News & Casket wasn’t exactly one of surprise.
“Is this the lotto?” the winner asked immediately when he answered the call.
“I just checked the numbers in the paper a minute ago, so I was waiting for your call!”
It seems that good karma has rewarded the Margate man with the prize, as the man in his 40s has spent years working full-time for a charity. He plans to continue working for the organisation, despite becoming a millionaire overnight.
“I’m not sure how I’ll spend this money, but I’ll still be going to work and giving back to the community,” he said.
The Main Beach couple who purchased their winning entry from Main Beach Village News said they won’t make any rash decisions with their newfound wealth.
“It’s a life-changing experience but we won’t make any hasty decisions about how to use the money,” the winning man said.
“We’re very happy and we’ll certainly speak to a financial advisor.”
The winning entry purchased from Supanews Underwood was not registered to a Winners Circle card, and Golden Casket encourages players who bought a ticket from the Underwood outlet to check their entries and contact Golden Casket directly to claim their prize.
The winning entry purchased from Nextra Express Chermside was registered to a Winners Circle card but as yet Golden Casket has been unable to speak with the fortunate winners.
Throughout Australia, there were 21 winners who claimed a $1,428,571.43 first division share of Saturday Gold Lotto’s $30 million Megadraw division one prize pool. Along with the four winning tickets purchased in Queensland, there were five purchased in Victoria, four in New South Wales, four in Western Australia, two in Tasmania and two in South Australia.
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto’s $30 million Megadraw 3281 on 29 December 2012 were 25, 7, 35, 15, 37 and 14 with the supplementary numbers 20 and 3.