Logan man wins 'wheely' good Gold Lotto prize!

A retired man from Logan received an early Christmas present he never expected – a division one prize in Saturday Gold Lotto worth more than $785,000!

The man was none-the-wiser about his life-changing fortune when he spoke with Golden Casket officials today.

“Is this what I think it is? Will I need to bring in a wheelbarrow to pick it up?” the man quizzed.

“Holy dooley! I’ll have to pump the wheels up for that kind of money!” he exclaimed when he heard he’d won a division one prize of $785,465.13.

“Well, that’s a Christmas present I never expected! It’s going to be an extra special Christmas this year.

“I can’t wait to tell my wife, I think I’ll be picking her up off the floor!

“I just never thought I’d win division one! Generally I pick my own numbers but I just went and got one out of the machine and thought oh well, maybe I’ll be lucky and I was!

“I’ve never won much with my own numbers, then as soon as I buy one that’s random numbers – I’ve won it! That’s the luck of the draw I guess!”

The happy man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his division one winning 12-game QuickPick entry from Arndale Newsagency, Shop 52 in the Arndale Shopping Centre on Cinderella Drive in Springwood.

Margaret Jensen is a staff member at Arndale Newsagency and was delighted to be congratulating another division one winning customer.

“Oh, fantastic news! Someone will be having an extra good Christmas! So that’s lovely!” Ms Jensen exclaimed.

Arndale Newsagency has sold two division one winning Saturday Gold Lotto tickets within six months before; one in late June 2013 worth $2.4 million and next in early January in 2014 worth $1.4 million!

“So now that we’ve added a brand new winner to the tally, we’ll be trying for another very soon! Perhaps we’ll sell a division one winning ticket in the $31 Million Megadraw on New Year’s Eve!”

Throughout Australia, there were five entries that won a division one prize of $785,463.12 in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3693 on Saturday 10 December 2016.

Along with the winning ticket sold at Arndale Newsagency in Springwood, there were two division one winning entries sold in Western Australia and one each in Tasmania and the ACT.

The six winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3693 on Saturday 10 December were 33, 5, 34, 20, 36, and 25. The supplementary numbers were 27 and 42.

The Lott’s division one winning entry tally has now reached 187 so far this financial year, including 43 won by Golden Casket customers.