Monday 14 January, 2013 - A group of Chermside lotto players are each starting the week $32,856.29 richer after sharing in a first division Saturday Gold Lotto win!
The 21-member Store Syndicate operated by Nextra Chermside Newsagency will split a total prize of $689,982.09.
Nextra Chermside Newsagency owner Shannon Hickey said he was very pleased for his winning customers.
“It was all happening here yesterday once our customers discovered we’d sold another winning Saturday Gold Lotto entry,” Mr Hickey said.
“Our Nextra Express Newsagency also here in Westfield actually sold a winning Saturday Gold Lotto Megadraw entry worth $1.4 million two weeks ago, so it’s been full-on lately,” he added.
“The syndicate that won on the weekend is made up of a number of regular customers who play as part of this syndicate each week, as well as a dozen or so walk-ins.
“A couple of the winners I’ve spoken with so far have told me of some great plans they have for their $32,000 share,” Mr Hickey said.
“One winner told me he’d like to go out and buy a very expensive watch, and another said they’d been planning a trip away and will now take the opportunity to travel first class.
“Chermside has always been quite a lotto hotspot for Queensland, and in the 27 years the Hickey family has owned newsagencies in this centre we’ve sold upwards of $50 million in first division lotto prizes from our three stores.”
The winning System 7 Store Syndicate entry was purchased from Nextra Chermside Newsagency, Shop 384-385 Westfield Chermside on Gympie Road.
Throughout Australia, there were six winners who claimed a first division share of Saturday Gold Lotto’s estimated $4 million division one prize pool on the weekend. Along with the winning syndicate entry purchased in Queensland, there were three winning entries purchased in Victoria and one each purchased in South Australia and Western Australia.
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3285 on 12 January 2013 were 15, 31, 34, 6, 11 and 2 with the supplementary numbers 30 and 16.