Mystery Saturday Gold Lotto winner on the Sunshine Coast!

Monday 25 January 2016 - Imagine adding a division one winning Saturday Gold Lotto ticket to your list of BIG things to experience on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast…well that could be the case after an unregistered entry purchased in Forest Glen picked up a division one win on the weekend!

The mystery winner purchased their unregistered Saturday Gold Lotto entry from Forest Glen Newsagency, and won a division one prize worth more than $802,299.97!

Golden Casket spokesperson Claire Taylor said because the winning entry was not registered to a Winners Circle Card there was no way for Golden Casket to know who the division one windfall belonged to or any means to contact them with the dream-come-true news.

“With Australia Day approaching, a happy player may have taken an extended long weekend to take a drive to the beautiful beaches of the Sunshine Coast or even gone on a road trip past the Ettamogah Pub to the Big Pineapple!” Ms Taylor exclaimed.

“Since the winning entry is unregistered and the winner has not yet come forward, it is quite possible that they’re unaware of their windfall which is why we’re encouraging customers who purchased an unregistered Saturday Gold Lotto entry in the Sunshine Coast to check their ticket as soon as possible.

“The ticket with the winning numbers on it is worth more than $800,000 so we recommend anyone who believes they are holding the winning entry, to keep it in a safe place and contact Golden Casket immediately to start the prize claim process.

“Golden Casket encourages players to register all of their lottery purchases to a Winners Circle card. Not only will they always be paid their prizes but if they win division one, we will contact them and let them know of their windfall,” Ms Taylor added.

The division one winning ticket was purchased from Forest Glen Newsagency, 1/347 Mons Road in Forest Glen.

Ken and Angela Lambert are the owners of Forest Glen Newsagency and said they were over-the-moon to hear their division one news.

“When we discovered we’d sold a division one winning entry, we all started acting like children – laughing, joking and jumping up and down!” Mr Lambert exclaimed.

“It’s a small local community here and it’s quite wonderful to think that Forest Glen has a division one winner!

“We do get a few passers-by off the Bruce Highway, however we’re hoping the winner is one of our local favourite customers!”

Throughout Australia, there were five entries that won a first division share of Saturday Gold Lotto’s estimated $4 million division one prize pool on Saturday 23 January, each worth $802,299.97.

There was one winning entry purchased in Queensland, one was sold in Victoria, and three in Western Australia. The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3601 on Saturday 23 January 2016 were 41, 33, 45, 20, 24 and 44 with the supplementary numbers of 29 and 12.

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For your chance to win, you can purchase a ticket from any Golden Casket outlet or online via Tatts.com.