Mitchelton newsagency sells Saturday Gold Lotto winner!

Monday 3 September, 2012 - A Saturday Gold Lotto entry purchased in Mitchelton has won its owner almost half a million dollars!

The winner, who has chosen to remain anonymous, won a division one prize worth $494,404.11 with a recorded entry purchased from Nextra Brook News, Shop 90 at Brookside Shopping Centre in Mitchelton.

Nextra Brook News owner Stephen Bird said he was delighted his outlet had sold a division one winning entry.

“We’ve owned this newsagency for 11 months, and it’s great that we’ve already sold a top prize in Saturday Gold Lotto.

“We owned another newsagency previously for nine years and never sold a division one prize!” he laughed.

“In less than a year we’ve actually sold five division two winning tickets along with this division one prize,” he added.

“If the winners are anything like me they’ll be thinking about clearing their debts, paying off the mortgage and helping their family with the money.”

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

The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3247 on 1 September 2012 were 9, 24, 31, 29, 19 and 28 with the supplementary numbers 5 and 15.