Keen fisherman nets Gold Lotto win on the Gold Coast!

Monday 10 September, 2012 - A semi-retired man has started the week $855,079.21 richer after winning a division one share of the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw!

The winning man purchased his Jumbo 36-game QuickPick entry from Burleigh Heads Newsagency at 17 Connor Street, Burleigh Heads.

When he spoke with Golden Casket the man said the news of the win took a toll on his body.

“Tell you what, my face is sore from smiling non-stop since yesterday!” he exclaimed while rubbing his cheeks.

“I couldn’t drive for the better part of Sunday after I checked those numbers because my knees became rubbery. It was like my legs had gone to water!”

The winner said the prize comes at an opportune time for him.

“I’m semi-retired so I’ll really appreciate this money at this new stage in my life. It’s perfect.

“I’m planning on buying a house for my retirement and doing some international travel.”

The winner will also spend more time on one of his favourite hobbies.

“I’m a keen fisherman so I’ll be going fishing a lot more,” he said.

“This win is the biggest catch I’ve ever had though! I’ve been dreaming of this moment since I started playing Gold Lotto thirty years ago.”

The winner is a long-time supporter of a number of charities, and he plans on donating a portion of the prize money to them.

“The St Vincent de Paul Society and the Salvation Army do wonderful work with needy families, so I’m very happy to be able to continue supporting them.”

Throughout Australia there were five winners who shared in Saturday’s guaranteed $4 million division one prize pool. There were three winners in Queensland, one in Victoria and one in Western Australia.

The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3249 on 8 September 2012 were 4, 5, 15, 35, 7 and 38 with the supplementary numbers 30 and 1.