Wednesday 30 January, 2013 - Despite an emotional week, one Queensland man has had some unexpected good news discovering he has just become $5,000 richer!
The regular lotto player from Morayfield was one of four lucky winners who each won $5000 in Golden Casket’s weekly Winners Circle card Bonus Draw.
When asked about the win, the man expressed the shock he felt at the news.
“I couldn’t believe it when I got the call that I had just won $5000,” he said.
“My wife was sitting beside me but she still went down to our local newsagent to double check.
“I have been playing lotto since it first came to Queensland, more than 30 years ago.
“I enjoy playing each week so to win $5,000 just for registering my entries is such a bonus – especially after such an overwhelming week,” he added.
The couple will use their winnings to replenish their savings and pay some day-to-day expenses.
“Work has been a bit slow at the moment so this will definitely help to pay some bills,” the man said.
Every week, four Winners Circle card members each receive $5,000 simply for purchasing Golden Casket products using their card. All registered Golden Casket players automatically receive one entry into the weekly bonus draw for every dollar they spend using their Winners Circle card.
Golden Casket’s Public Relations Manager Elissa Lewis says that the Bonus Draws are not the only benefits that Winners Circle membership provides to players.
“Not only do customers have the opportunity to win $5,000 each week just for purchasing lotto products and registering their tickets to their Winners Circle card, but they also have the peace of mind that they’ll never miss out on their winnings,” Ms Lewis said.
“Another important benefit is that if your numbers do come up we can contact you directly the next business day with the life changing news of a first division win!”