Aussie battlers win half a million dollars in Saturday Gold Lotto

Monday 28 May, 2012 - A Logan family has started the week half a million dollars richer after winning a division one prize in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3219 on 26 May 2012.

The winning father said he felt an overwhelming sense of relief when he discovered he’d won $539,405.89.

“I went into the newsagency and checked my ticket and was shocked I’d won something bigger than $20 this time,” he said.

While the win was still sinking in for the man, his wife said it took her longer to grasp the news because she thought he was playing a trick on her.

“He’s played pranks on us a few times before saying he’d won Gold Lotto, so of course I didn’t believe him this time either!” she exclaimed.

“We triple checked those numbers just to make sure there wasn’t a mistake!”

The winning father, who plays regularly, said the win could not have come at a better time for the family.

“We’re battlers, and we’ve really been struggling lately. My wife was upset recently when our car broke down and we had to use all of our holiday savings to pay to have it fixed. It’s been tough on all of us,” he said.

“Now we’ll finally be able to buy a good car, but the best thing about this win is that we can pay off our mortgage.

“It’s such a relief to know now that we won’t lose our home.”

The family purchased their winning entry from Logan City News at Logan City Centre on the corner of Kingston and Wembley Roads.

The Logan family was one of eight division one winners nationally in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3219 on 26 May 2012. They were one of two Queensland winners, with another three in Victoria, two in South Australia and one in Western Australia.

The winning numbers were 13, 38, 36, 37, 10 and 22 with supplementary numbers 28 and 42. There were also 61 division two winners who took home $9,594.55 each.

Public Relations Executive Zoe Knobel said Golden Casket is offering players the chance to win triple dividends in divisions two to five in this 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 this week’s Wednesday Gold Lotto for 36 chances to win triple the prize money in divisions two to five.”