$1.4 million Underwood prize was hidden in a purse for a month!

Thursday 31 January, 2012 - A family who purchased an entry in Saturday Gold Lotto’s $30 million Megadraw last year has finally come forward to claim their $1.4 million prize!

The hard-working mother who bought the first division winning ticket from Supanews Underwood neglected to check her entry for one full month after the draw which took place on 29 December, 2012.

“I can’t believe it. I noticed a sign up in the newsagency after the draw in December saying they’d sold a big winner so I went in and checked a few weeks’ worth of tickets at once, but didn’t win a thing on them,” she said.

“It wasn’t until I rifled through my purse this week that I found one ticket hidden in the back, and that was the one worth $1.4 million!” said the mother excitedly.

“I’m looking forward to being debt-free now; it’s something that has weighed on my mind for some time. I’ll be able to work fewer hours and spend more time with my children.”

Thankfully the family’s rented house wasn’t affected by recent flooding, but they plan on buying their own home with this prize money.

“We’ll be looking to buy a house now – one that’s not in a flood zone. I’ll speak to a financial advisor about how we can invest some of the money as well, possibly in more real estate.

“My teenage daughters have already said they want to go on shopping sprees! We’ll spend some of the money now to celebrate but will use the rest wisely.”

The winning QuickPick entry was purchased from Supanews Underwood, Shop 35, Underwood Marketplace, 3215 Logan Road.

As the winning entry was not registered to a Winners Circle card, Golden Casket was unable to contact the winner to tell them the good news following the draw.

Three other division one winning Megadraw entries in Queensland were purchased from Nextra Express Chermside in Brisbane, Margate News & Casket in Moreton Bay, and Main Beach Village News on the Gold Coast.

Throughout Australia, there were 21 winners who claimed a $1,428,571.43 first division share of Saturday Gold Lotto’s $30 million Megadraw division one prize pool in December. Along with the four winning tickets purchased in Queensland, there were five purchased in Victoria, four in New South Wales, four in Western Australia, two in Tasmania and two in South Australia.

The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto’s $30 million Megadraw 3281 on 29 December 2012 were 25, 7, 35, 15, 37 and 14 with the supplementary numbers 20 and 3.