Monday 2 July, 2012 - A Toowoomba couple is reeling after discovering they were one of the three Queensland winners in Saturday Gold Lotto’s $30 million Mid-Year Megadraw who are now $1.25 million richer!
The woman who purchased the winning ticket from Plaza Circle News in Highfields Plaza Shopping Centre said she did so on a whim, and isn’t a regular Gold Lotto player.
“This is just fantastic!” she exclaimed.
“We budget our money very carefully so I only play Gold Lotto when there’s a big prize on offer,” she said, still in shock over becoming an instant millionaire.
Despite their new financial status, the winning couple won’t be splurging their prize money on anything lavish.
“We’ve been on struggle street for a while and have always watched our spending so I think we’ll still shop for specials at the super market; we want this money to last for a long time.”
The 18-game Super QuickPick ticket was purchased for $11.90 from Plaza Circle News in Highfields Plaza Shopping Centre and the lucky winner said she’s very happy with the return.
“We’ll finally be able to buy a new car and pay off our house, but we’re not sure what we’ll do with the rest of the money yet,” she said.
“We’d love to be able to travel to a family reunion with relatives we haven’t seen for years; that would be a very special way to celebrate.”
Public Relations Executive Zoe Knobel said Golden Casket is still waiting for the holder of an unregistered division one winning entry from Saturday’s $30 million Mid-year Megadraw purchased in Toowoomba to contact Golden Casket to claim their prize.
“The entry was not registered to a Winners Circle card, so we have no way of contacting the winner to tell them the amazing news,” Ms Knobel said.
“If you purchased an entry in Saturday Gold Lotto’s $30 million Mid-year Megadraw draw 3229 from The Lucky Charm Toowoomba in Kmart Plaza we urge you to have your ticket checked at a Golden Casket outlet or online as soon as possible.”
Throughout Australia 24 winners shared the $30 million division one prize pool in Saturday Gold Lotto’s Midyear Megadraw. Along with three winning tickets sold in Queensland, nine were sold in Victoria, six in New South Wales, four in South Australia and two in Western Australia.
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3229 were 40, 37, 30, 33, 32 and 8 with the supplementary numbers 14 and 34. There were also 227 division two winners who took home $8,548.70 each.