Friday 11 May, 2012 - A retired North Brisbane couple became instant millionaires this week when their numbers came up in Wednesday night’s Gold Lotto draw 3214.
The couple checked their numbers online after the draw not expecting to discover they’d won a division one prize worth $1,008,297.70!
When he realised that each and every one of his six lucky numbers had been drawn, the winning man admitted there was no holding back the tears.
“The first thing we thought of was our kids,” he said.
“I’ve been playing the same numbers for 10 years on Tuesday Oz Lotto, Wednesday Gold Lotto, and Saturday Gold Lotto.
“Winning $1 million just hasn’t sunk in yet.”
His wife said she remained cool, calm and collected as she meticulously double-checked the numbers to make sure their eyes weren’t fooling them.
“With this money we can help our family, plan a holiday and make our retirement more comfortable.”
The couple purchased their winning recorded entry from Supanews Strathpine in the Westfield Shopping Centre on Gympie Road.
Golden Casket Public Relations Executive Zoe Knobel said there were more chances for Queenslanders to win big this weekend.
“Tomorrow night there is $20 million up for grabs in the Saturday Gold Lotto Superdraw, so buy your entry today for your chance to become an instant millionaire.”
The winning numbers in Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3214 on Wednesday 9 May 2012 were 2, 25, 11, 1, 23 and 16 with supplementaries 9 and 22.