Monday 15 July, 2013 - A winner from the greater Beaudesert region was anxiously waiting by her telephone this morning for Golden Casket to call and confirm that she and her husband were more than $500,000 richer after winning division one in Saturday Gold Lotto.
“I’ve been waiting for you to call!” the excited winner exclaimed.
“Oh my god! This is crazy. I don’t think I’m going to be able to go to work today!
“I checked our numbers on the computer on Saturday night and when I realised we’d won I started to scream,” the happy winner explained.
“My husband ran into the room because he thought there was a snake in the ceiling. I told him to sit down and said we’d won Gold Lotto!
“We had a couple of bottles of bubbly in the fridge for some reason so we popped them! We didn’t get to bed until 2.30 in the morning.
“On Sunday I got everyone to check the ticket because I wanted to make sure we hadn’t made a mistake.” The ecstatic winner said they already know what they’ll do with their windfall.
“We just want to own everything!”
The winning 12-game registered entry was purchased at Nextra Orion, Shop 29 in Orion Springfield Shopping Centre, 1 Main Street, Springfield.
Owner Vivek Ganesh was over the moon that he’d sold his first division one winning entry since buying the newsagency last year.
“I also saw that there were no New South Wales winners so maybe it’s a good omen for State of Origin on Wednesday night!” Mr Ganesh said.
Throughout Australia, there were eight entries that won a first division share of Saturday Gold Lotto’s estimated $4 million division one prize pool, each worth $516,449.07.
Along with the winning entry from Springfield, another two winning entries were sold in Queensland, two were purchased in each Victoria and Western Australia, and one was from Tasmania.
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3337 on 15 July 2013 were 9, 14, 37, 40, 27 and 5 with the supplementary numbers 18 and 38.
There are more chances to win big this week with $30 million up for grabs in Thursday’s Powerball draw!