Hervey Bay family win $1.4 million with a QuickPick ticket!

Monday 21 May, 2012 - A Hervey Bay family is celebrating this week after winning a division one prize of over $1.4 million in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3217 on 19 May 2012.

The winning father said he couldn’t believe it when he checked his ticket at a local Golden Casket outlet
and was told he had won $1,432,923.45.

 “We were doing our grocery shopping and thought we’d better see if we won something in any of the divisions. I went a bit pale when the Retailer told me we won a division one prize, I just couldn’t believe it.

My wife was even worse!” he exclaimed.

“We’re not regular players, we just grab a QuickPick entry every now and then when we stop by our newsagency to buy magazines.

“We let our hair down to celebrate with some close friends last night.”

While the news is still sinking in, the family already have a good idea for how they’ll spend the prize money.

“We won’t go and blow it,” he said.

“We’ll pay off the house, invest a large part of it, then help out our extended family where we can,” the winner said.

“We’ll probably continue to live the way we always have, but now we can do the little things we’ve always daydreamed about.”

The family purchased their winning entry from NewsExtra Sandy Straits at Urangan Central on Boat Harbour Drive.

The Hervey Bay family was one of three division one winners nationally in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3217
on 19 May 2012. They were they only Queensland winners, with another in Victoria and one in South Australia.

The winning numbers were 28, 29, 9, 41, 12 and 32 with supplementary numbers 21 and 2. There were also 51 division two winners who took home $11,434.85 each.

Public Relations Executive Zoe Knobel said Golden Casket is offering players the chance to win triple dividends in divisions two to five in next week’s Wednesday Gold Lotto draw on 30 May.

“That means a division two prize of even $5,000 automatically becomes $15,000! Buy a JUMBO QuickPick
in next week’s Wednesday Gold Lotto for 36 chances to win triple the prize money in divisions two to five.”