Cairns man had no idea his car was worth more than $1 million!

Tuesday 21 August, 2012 - Cairns’ mystery lotto millionaire has been found!

The man from Cairns was shocked this week to discover he’d been driving around totally oblivious to the fact he was a millionaire after Saturday Gold Lotto’s recent Superdraw.

“I had no idea I won a first division prize last weekend!” he exclaimed.

“I had the ticket sitting in my car all along and just forgot to check it.

“I buy a Saturday Gold Lotto ticket every week but only check them in-store when I have time.”

The surprised winner said he’ll use his $1,052,657.38 prize to set himself up for the future.

“I’m thinking about investing the money at this stage,” the winner said.

The man purchased the winning Jumbo QuickPick entry from newsXpress Cairns Central, shop 126 in Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

Golden Casket Public Relations Executive Zoe Knobel said the man didn’t realise that Golden Casket had been searching for him for more than a week.

“We’re very pleased to have heard from the winner so we could confirm the life-changing news that he is a millionaire,” Ms Knobel said.

“As his entry was not registered to a Winners Circle card Golden Casket had no way of contacting him to tell him the amazing news before he came forward.

“Registering your Golden Casket lottery purchase to your Winners Circle card not only ensures you will be personally contacted with news of a big win, you also get the peace of mind that comes from knowing you will never miss out on a prize.”

Throughout Australia 19 winners shared the $20 million division one prize pool in Saturday Gold Lotto’s Superdraw on 11 August 2012.

Along with the Cairns winner, two other winning tickets were purchased in Brisbane and Moura in Queensland, six were sold from Tatts, the Victorian based lottery operator, four of the winning tickets were sold in NSW, three in Western Australia, two in the Northern Territory and one in South Australia.

The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3241 were 38, 31, 32, 21, 22 and 27 with the supplementary numbers 10 and 16. There were also 131 division two winners who took home $10,731.15 each.