Tuesday 11 September, 2012 - A Gold Lotto ticket purchased in Carindale won its owners more than $850,000 in Saturday night’s draw! The winners, who have chosen to remain completely anonymous, purchased their winning 12-game QuickPick entry from Nextra Carindale News, Shop 2004A at Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre on Creek Road.
When speaking with Golden Casket, the winners said the first division prize of $855,079.21 comes at a perfect time in their lives.
“After we triple-checked our winning numbers on Sunday we went to church and prayed,” said the overwhelmed winners.
“We are really thankful for such an amazing blessing.”
Manager of Nextra Carindale News Carol Fernandez said she was very happy for the winners and glad they came forward to claim their prize as their entry was not registered to a Winners Circle Card.
“In the 22 years I’ve worked here I’ve seen quite a few first division wins,” Carol said.
“Our customers always get excited about it and like to ask what kind of ticket won the money and what the winner might spend it on.
“If it were me, I’d buy a house and set my kids up by paying for their education and maybe a house deposit. I’d also spoil the family by taking them on a trip to Europe – they’d love to go and see the snow.” Golden Casket Public Relations Executive Zoe Knobel said she expects there will be more happy winners in Queensland this month.
“The $22 million Saturday Gold Lotto Superdraw on 22 September is just around the corner, so grab your entry today for your chance to win!” Ms Knobel said.
“Remember to register your entry to a Winners Circle Card so we can contact you to share the good news of a first division win.”
Ms Knobel said not registering your entries to a Winners Circle Card could mean you miss out on valuable prizes.
“Two years on, Golden Casket is still searching for a mystery player who purchased a winning $2 Casket entry from Woodridge News & Casket Agency.
“If you purchased an unregistered entry in $2 Casket draw 286 on 8 September 2010, check to see if you still have that winning entry and claim your $100,000 top prize!”
Throughout Australia there were five winners who shared in last Saturday’s guaranteed $4 million division one prize pool. There were three winners in Queensland, one in Victoria and one in Western Australia.
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3249 on 8 September 2012 were 4, 5, 15, 35, 7 and 38 with the supplementary numbers 30 and 1.