Chinchilla winner will buy "new knees" with $2 million prize!

Monday 15 April, 2013 - Two Queenslanders have each won Saturday Gold Lotto prizes worth more than $2 million! 

Today a country character in Chinchilla claimed his Saturday Gold Lotto prize from the weekend’s draw on 13 April, while a man from Benowa on the Gold Coast finally claimed his prize from 6 April.  

Chinchilla winner needs “new knees”! 

A man from Chinchilla won $2 million in Saturday Gold Lotto on the weekend, and was in a daze when he received the dream-come-true winner’s phone call from Golden Casket this morning! 

The business owner in his 60s said there’s one thing at the top of his ‘Gold Lotto List’. 

“Well, now I’ll be retiring! The business is driving the wife and I mad so we’ll be happy to sell-up and stop working,” he said, laughing. 

The winner said he and his wife won’t be splurging too much, but there are two very important things he’ll buy with the prize money. 

“Now I’ll be able to afford two new knees when I retire! I’ve needed a double knee replacement for a while now.” 

The winner was chuffed he’d won Saturday Gold Lotto with numbers that were meaningful to him. 

“I’ve played Saturday Gold Lotto with the same numbers for many years, including nine, two and six. That’s because years ago, my clock-in number at a steel works factory was 926. I’ll never forget that,” he said. 

The total $2,051,588.16 division one prize was won with a 12-game marked ticket purchased from Chinchilla Casket & Newsagency, 87 Heeney Street, Chinchilla. The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3311 on 13 April 2013 were 9, 37, 44, 6, 4 and 2 with the supplementary numbers 23 and 18. 

Benowa man to buy homes for family 

A Benowa man has claimed his division one windfall worth $2,037,180.74 one full week after the draw on Saturday 6 April, 2013. 

He said he was shaking with shock when he discovered how much he’d won. 

“At this stage in our lives, my wife and I are fairly settled. The kids probably need a hand more than us so we’ll buy a property for each of our two adult children who have their own young ones,” the winner said. 

The winning 24-game QuickPick ticket was purchased from Benowa Gardens Newsagency, Shop 39 in the Benowa Gardens Shopping Centre on the corner of Ashmore and Benowa Roads. The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3309 on 6 April 2013 were 21, 43, 19, 23, 25 and 20 with the supplementary numbers 8 and 2.