Moranbah "martyr" deserving of Gold Lotto windfall

Monday 3 September, 2012 - A great-grandmother from Moranbah is stunned today after claiming a $494,442.41 share of the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3247!

After confirming her winning ticket, the great-grandmother ‘s daughter spoke with Golden Casket today.

“When they told me mum had won nearly half a million dollars I could have dropped dead!” she exclaimed.

“She’s been playing Gold Lotto since the game started 30 years ago – so of course she cried when I told her she’d won.

“She’s worked hard all her life helping her family. She’s a real martyr, so she deserves this prize.”

The winner’s daughter said her mother would do a few things around the house with the money.

“She’d like to buy a new lounge suite and refurbish the living room. Being the person she is, she also wants to share the prize with the family.”

The winning marked entry was purchased from Coalfields News at Moranbah Fair Shopping Centre.

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.