Year of the snake brings Parkinson grandfather a lucky $5,000!

Wednesday 13 February, 2013 - A Parkinson grandfather has had a lucky start to the Chinese New Year with a $5,000 win in Golden Casket’s Winners Circle Bonus Draw.

The man, who has been playing Gold Lotto for 16 years, told Golden Casket that he wasn’t expecting the win but it came at just the right time.

“The money was a very nice surprise, especially because it was just in time for Chinese New Year,” he said.

The man used the Chinese New Year to celebrate the win with his family.

“I took my entire family out for a very expensive dinner to celebrate both the Chinese New Year and my win.”

As part of the celebrations it is traditional for parents to give their children money in tiny red envelopes.

The $5,000 windfall made this tradition extra special for the winner and his family this year.

“I won the money before the New Year so I was able to give more money to my four children and twelve grandchildren.”

The regular Gold Lotto player insists that the win is just the start of a year of expected good fortune.

“I will keep playing lotto every week as this is just the start of my lucky year!” he exclaimed.

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!”