Wednesday 17 July, 2013 - A couple who recently relocated from the Central Highlands are more than $500,000 richer after winning a share in division one in Saturday Gold Lotto!
The winners were unaware they’d won first division and other divisional prizes totalling $516,483.67 until they checked their entry at a Golden Casket outlet today.
“I was waiting outside the newsagency while my husband checked the ticket. He came out and said to me, ‘You’ll have to come inside because you’ve won a big prize.’ I didn’t believe him because he jokes a lot!” the shocked winner said.
“My goodness. This is incredible. We won $302 a couple of weeks ago and we were doing backflips over that! We’re going to have to go home and kiss the cat.”
The excited winner, who has requested to remain anonymous, said she’s not sure what they’ll do with their half-a-million dollar windfall.
“We are planning to take an overseas holiday next year so that will be brought forward now!”
The winning 50-game registered entry was purchased at Newsextra Sydney Street Markets, Shop 11 in Sydney Street Markets, Corner of Sydney and Gordon Streets, Mackay.
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 Mackay, 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!