Thursday 30 August, 2012 - A Noosa family was dumbfounded when they discovered they were the winners of Oz Lotto’s $13 million jackpot this week!
The woman who purchased the first division winning entry said her knees buckled when she heard the news.
“I went back to newsXpress Noosa Civic where I bought the ticket and when they told me I’d won $13 million I fell to the floor!” she exclaimed.
“I’ve been shaking ever since. I kept saying, ‘What?’, ‘How much?’, ‘Really?’ – I just couldn’t believe it!
“Then I had to call my husband and tell him I’d won and he didn’t believe it either so I put one of the newsXpress staff members on the phone so he knew it was real!
“He didn’t even know I’d bought a ticket in Oz Lotto!” she said.
The woman said she only purchases entries in Gold Lotto games around four times a year.
“I’ve always said to her, ‘Why bother? The odds are too high to win’, but I was wrong this time!” her husband laughed.
The brand new multi-millionaires said that they would take some time to think about what to do with their windfall.
“We’ll take it slowly and look at how we can invest for the future,” the winning woman said.
“In the short term we’ll see what kind of interest we can earn by keeping that money in the bank, then we’ll probably buy a new property,” her husband added.
Golden Casket Public Relations Executive Zoe Knobel said the Sunshine Coast has been a hotspot for lotto wins lately, with this prize coming hot on the heels of a Saturday Gold Lotto fortune.
“This $13 million Oz Lotto win comes just a week and a half after a Gympie family won $2.1 million in Saturday Gold Lotto with a ticket purchased from Noosa Village News in Noosaville,” Ms Knobel said.
“Lotto dreams are coming true in Noosaville!”
The winning 12-game QuickPick Oz Lotto ticket was purchased for $14.00 from newsXpress Noosa Civic, Shop T 1069A in the Noosa Civic Shopping Centre on Eenie Creek Road, Noosaville.
The Noosa family was the sole winner of the $13 million jackpot in Oz Lotto draw 967 on 28 August 2012.
The winning numbers were 35, 42, 26, 39, 28, 25 and 12 with supplementaries 18 and 5.