Monday 3 September, 2012 - A Bellmere family will start looking for a new home after winning more than half a million dollars in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3247.
The winners claimed a first division prize worth $494,404.11 along with several divisional prizes totalling $540,602.46!
The woman who purchased the winning entry was still in shock when she spoke with a Golden Casket official.
“When I saw the draw results online on Sunday morning I immediately recognised them as my regular numbers,” she said.
“I stood up, shook myself and yelled for my husband to come over and double check I wasn’t seeing things!”
The winner said the family will use the money to purchase a new home.
“I’m looking forward to buying a new house with this money, one where our bedroom is big enough to swing a cat in!” she laughed.
“I’m still shaking, I might need to sit down and have a cuppa.” The winner purchased their marked entry from Kings Circle Newsagency at Kings Circle Shopping Centre in Caboolture.
Kings Circle Newsagency owner Tiara O’Brien said she was almost as excited about the division one prize as the winner was.
“I opened the shop on Sunday morning so I was the first one to find out we’d sold a division one winning ticket,” she explained.
“I was so happy for the winners that I carried on like a pork chop! I worked all day in the store and couldn’t get the smile off my face.”
Throughout Australia there were nine winners who shared in Saturday’s guaranteed $4 million division one prize pool. There were five winners in Queensland, three in Victoria and one in South Australia.
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3247 on 1 September 2012 were 9, 24, 31, 29, 19 and 28 with the supplementary numbers 5 and 15.