Tuesday 21 August, 2012 - A family from the Gympie area is in disbelief at their good fortune after they claimed a $2.1 million share of the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3243!
The father of the family said they couldn’t appreciate the win more.
“We’ve been battling lately, so this prize will change our lives completely,” he said.
“After we found out we won my wife and I couldn’t eat, we were too shocked!
“We still feel like it must be a dream.”
The winners said they’ll be very sensible about how to use their $2,177,444.47 windfall.
“We’ve never had money like this so there’s no way we’d let it slip away, we’ll think very carefully about what we’ll do with it.
“We’ve always wanted to travel, even within Australia, so we’ve been talking about the places we’d like to visit.”
But there are some even more important items on the shopping list for these deserving winners.
“My health hasn’t been great lately and I’ve been dodging medical treatment because we couldn’t afford it, but now I can get the treatment I need,” the winning man beamed.
The winners purchased their 12-game QuickPick entry for $7.90 from Noosa Village News in Noosaville, extending the outlet’s luck after they sold a division two winning ticket that won $10,731.15 in Saturday Gold Lotto’s Superdraw 3241.
Throughout Australia there were only two winners who shared in the guaranteed $4 million division one prize pool. Along with the Queensland winner there was on winning ticket sold in South Australia.
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3243 were 10, 11, 15, 30, 34 and 36 with the supplementary numbers 16 and 19.