Monday 15 July, 2013 - A Toowoomba man is starting the week more than $500,000 richer after winning a share in division one in Saturday Gold Lotto!
The winner was stunned when he was told of his total prize windfall of $516,449.07 by a Golden Casket official this morning.
“You’re joking! That’s a great start to Monday morning!” the excited winner exclaimed.
“I’ve been playing those numbers for more than 20 years and this is the first time we’ve won a big prize!”
The happy winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, wasn’t sure what he’ll do with the windfall but he did have a few ideas.
“We’ve dreamed about going to Canada so we might go there! I’ll also look towards retirement now.”
The winning 12-game registered entry was purchased at Wilsonton Newsagency, Wilsonton Shopping Centre on Richmond Drive, Toowoomba.
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 Wilsonton, 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!