Wednesday 26 September, 2012 - The mystery millionaire in Newmarket has finally come forward to claim their $1 million prize from Wednesday Gold Lotto exactly two weeks after the draw!
The local woman was aware she had the winning numbers after the draw took place on 12 September, but had not claimed her prize as she was in a state of disbelief for the last fortnight.
“I’ve been playing Golden Casket games for around 60 years, but have never won an amount like this,” she said.
“I don’t tend to play with the same numbers all the time though, I like to change them every three or four months. If I haven’t won using that combination, I’ll just make up a new one!”
The retired woman said she doesn’t plan to do anything extravagant with her newfound wealth.
“There are lots of things I’d like to do around the house, so I’ll use some of the prize money for renovations,” she said.
“I’d also like to take a holiday somewhere in Australia to celebrate.”
The winner purchased her entry from Newmarket Casket and News, shop 118 at 400 Newmarket Road.
Golden Casket Public Relations Executive Zoe Knobel said she’s pleased the winner has finally come forward to claim the prize.
“As the entry was not registered to a Winners Circle card, we had no way of contacting the winner to tell them the amazing news,” Ms Knobel added.
“Registering your Golden Casket lottery purchase to your Winners Circle card not only ensures you will be personally contacted with news of a big win, you also get the peace of mind that comes from knowing you will never miss out on a prize.”
The winning numbers in Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3250 on Wednesday 12 September, 2012 were 18, 28, 43, 41, 38 and 44 with supplementaries 7 and 10. There were two first division winners in the draw who each claimed $1 million, with one entry purchased in Newmarket and the other in Aspley.
Ms Knobel said there could be more big winners this week, with large jackpots on offer in Oz Lotto and Powerball.
“The Powerball jackpot has skyrocketed to $30 million for tomorrow night and next Tuesday there is $15 million up for grabs in Oz Lotto! Purchase your entry today for your chance to become the newest member of the Golden Casket millionaires club.”