Thursday 28 June, 2012 - A Gold Coast family was shaking with nerves as they were told they’d won more than $1 million in last night’s Wednesday Gold Lotto draw!
In addition to the $1 million division one prize, the family also won a third and fourth division prize, making their total prize worth $1,030,899.70.
The winning father admitted that the family was still in shock over their instant millionaire status.
“We looked up the draw results on a mobile phone last night and thought it was all a dream,” he said.
“We always play with a different combination of numbers that mean something to us and just yesterday we changed two of them before buying our ticket.
“I’m so nervous now…and excited…but really quite nervous.”
The winning man said the money is truly life-changing for the family.
“We don’t have a car so now we can buy one, and our kids can stay out of the rain on the way to school.”
The man and his wife also have some special plans for how they’ll celebrate.
“When we got married years ago we couldn’t afford to go away afterwards, we just went straight back to work the next day,” he said.
“This money means we can celebrate our anniversary this year by having the honeymoon we never had.”
The winning ticket was purchased from Shamrock News & Lotto, Shop 22 in Australia Fair Shopping Centre, Southport.
The winning numbers in Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3228 on Wednesday 27 June, 2012 were 6, 27, 24, 26, 42 and 18 with supplementaries 41 and 14.
The Gold Coast man was the sole division one winner of last night’s draw. There were also two division two winners who took home $ 15,203.95 each.