Monday 7 April, 2014 - It was a triple treat for the Sunshine State with three Queensland entries winning a first division share in Saturday Gold Lotto.
The winning tickets each picked up a division one prize worth $583,868.36 and were purchased in Noosa Heads, Carindale and Cairns.
Winning couple to buy a beach shack!
A couple from Brisbane’s Northside said they’ll now retire and buy themselves a beach shack after winning a share in division one in Saturday Gold Lotto!
The winners said they were shell shocked when they discovered their Saturday Gold Lotto ticket in the weekend’s draw had won more than $580,000.
“We were holidaying in Noosa and I jokingly said to my husband, ‘We’re in Noosa so I’m going to buy a Gold Lotto ticket because it’ll win!’” the winner explained.
“When I checked my entry, I circled five numbers and then all six and I couldn’t believe it. I handed the ticket to my husband and asked, ‘Could you check this ticket please?’
“After he looked at the ticket he just said to me, ‘Yes you’ve got six numbers,’ and that was it!”
“It never entered my head that it meant we had a winning ticket!” the husband exclaimed.
“We were speechless for about 20 minutes! We also had a very sleepless night last night,” she added.
The winners, who wish to remain anonymous, said they plan to use their Saturday Gold Lotto windfall to retire.
“We hadn’t considered retirement before now. We’re going to buy a beach shack and relax!”
The winning 18-game QuickPick was purchased at NewsXpress Noosa Heads, Shop 18 in Bay Village, 20 Hastings Street in Noosa Heads.
Young Brisbane woman has life changing win!
A young Brisbane woman is starting the working week more than $580,000 richer after winning a first division share in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw!
“Before I checked my Gold Lotto ticket yesterday, I thought if I won my money back that would be wonderful,” the excited winner explained.
“I was actually in the car and my fiancé was driving when I checked the winning numbers. When I realised I’d won, I said to my fiancé, ‘Pull over! We’ve won division one!’
“This prize is a massive head start in life. Our lives have changed completely.”
The winning 18-game QuickPick was sold at Nextra Carindale News, Shop 2004a in Westfield Carindale, 1151 Creek Road in Carindale.
Division one prize won in Cairns
NewsExtra DFO Cairns has sold one of the state’s division one winning entries in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw.
The winning entry was registered to a Winners Circle card so Golden Casket is attempting to contact the winner with official news of their win.
The division one winning entry was purchased at NewsExtra DFO Cairns, Shop 255 in DFO Cairns, 274 Mulgrave Road in Cairns.
Throughout Australia, there were seven entries that won a first division share in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw, each worth $583,868.36. There were three winning entries from Queensland, another three were sold in South Australia, and one winning ticket was purchased in New South Wales.
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3413 on 5 April 2014 were 24, 29, 22, 39, 36 and 1 with the supplementary numbers of 45 and 6.
There are still chances to win big this week with $10 million up for grabs in Tuesday’s Oz Lotto draw and Powerball has jackpotted to an unbelievable $40 million for Thursday’s draw. Tickets are now on sale from all Golden Casket outlets and online from Tatts.com.