Monday 3 September, 2012 - A pensioner from Earlville said Father’s Day this year was one he would treasure forever after he claimed a $494,404.11 share of the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3247!
The division one winners, a retired husband and wife, were still in disbelief when they spoke to Golden Casket about their win.
“We haven’t slept since we checked those numbers in the newspaper,” the husband said.
“We’re sleep-deprived, but very excited!”
The winning man said the prize came at a great time for them to make use of in their retirement.
“Over the years we’ve helped our children where we could by paying for this and that, so I have a bit of debt that I can take care of now. I couldn’t wish for anything better on Father’s Day,” he beamed.
“We’ll be able to fix up the house with this money and give it a face-lift.
“We really will appreciate this prize. Hang on, I’ll just put the wife on the phone to say thank you!” he said.
The winners purchased their marked entry from Newsextra DFO Cairns, Shop 255 at 274 Mulgrave Road, Cairns.
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.