Monday 20 May, 2013 - It was a triple treat for the Sunshine State with three division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto’s estimated $4 million prize pool sold in Queensland.
Sunshine Coast man says ‘nothing’s wrong’ after division one win
A Sunshine Coast man in his 60s is celebrating today after winning $639,895.72 in division one and other divisional prizes in Saturday Gold Lotto.
The regular online player said he discovered he’d won a share in division one early on Sunday morning.
“When I woke up, I decided to check my numbers and goodness gracious, I couldn’t believe it but I’d won division one!” the excited winner exclaimed.
“I immediately went and woke up my wife and she said to me, ‘What’s wrong?’ and I said to her, ‘Nothing’s wrong. We’ve just won division one!’”
The winning System entry was purchased online via Tatts.com.
“I grabbed an entry on Saturday afternoon. We were about to walk out the door when I remembered I didn’t have a ticket in Saturday Gold Lotto yet. The computer was already going so I quickly bought an entry online because I wasn’t sure when we’d get home,” the winner said.
The winner said he’s going to pay off the mortgage with his winnings.
Eight Mile Plains winners say money will ‘shape their lives’
Two Brisbane friends now share a special bond after the ticket they bought together in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw won them more than $600,000.
“I haven’t been able to sleep since we discovered we’d won a share in division one about two hours after the draw on Saturday night!” one of the winners explained.
“I’ve never won much before this. I did win second prize, a $40 shopping credit, in a competition at my local store. I was pretty excited I’d won that!” the other winner added.
The winners both said this money will shape their lives so they’re going to be very wise and take their time before spending any of it.
The winning 50-game QuickPick was purchased at Eight Mile Plains Newsagency, 218 Padstow Road at Eight Mile Plains.
A winning ticket in Queensland was sold online via Tatts.com. The winner, who has requested to remain completely anonymous, has come forward to claim their prize.
Seven winners across Australia won a division one share worth $607,042.72 in Saturday Gold Lotto’s estimated $4 million division one prize pool. Along with the three winning entries sold in Queensland, there were two winning Victorian entries, and another two in Western Australia.
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3321 on 18 May 2013 were 14, 31, 16, 25, 6 and 3 with the supplementary numbers 9 and 35.