Cleveland family wins Gold Lotto for Christmas!

Monday 24 December, 2012 - A family from Cleveland has won a first division prize of $387,971.00 in Saturday Gold Lotto!

The mother who purchased the winning entry was astounded when her husband surprised her on Sunday morning with the news.

“He came in and said ‘Wake up! Wake up!’ after he had checked the Gold Lotto results in the Sunday paper,” she explained.

“He was so excited it was like he could hardly breathe!”

The winning family already have a few plans for how to spend their windfall in the New Year.

“It’s been a fairly bad year for us, with health issues forcing my husband into early retirement. This is a much needed boost to the family income and will give us the relief of no longer having to pay a mortgage.

“We’re thrilled to pieces, and our daughter has just graduated from high school so as soon as we told her we won she started looking up travel destinations straight away!” the winning mother laughed.

“This news means we’ll have a much brighter 2013.”

The winning marked entry was purchased from Bloomfield Street News, 113-115 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland.

Throughout Australia, there were 11 winners who claimed a $387,971.00 first division share of the estimated $4 million Saturday Gold Lotto division one prize pool. There were four winning tickets purchased in Victoria, three in New South Wales, two in Western Australia and one each in South Australia and Queensland.

The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3279 on 22 December 2012 were 1, 4, 29, 17, 10 and 45 with the supplementary numbers 5 and 38.

Golden Casket Public Relations Executive Zoe Knobel said there will be many more happy winners before New Year.

“Saturday Gold Lotto’s $30 Million Megadraw is just days away on 29 December,” Ms Knobel said.

“Buy an entry today for your chance to share in $30 million, or purchase a ticket as a last minute Christmas gift for friends, family or work colleagues!”