Gladstone grandparents win $1 million in Wednesday Gold Lotto!

Thursday 18 February 2016 - A retired Gladstone couple are on cloud nine today after discovering they’d become millionaires overnight when their winning numbers came up in last night’s Wednesday Gold Lotto draw.

The grandparents received an early morning surprise when they checked their ticket and realised they’d won a first division prize of $1 million!

“It sounds good doesn’t it!” the winning wife exclaimed.

“We went out to buy the newspaper early this morning and while we were in the newsagency, my husband asked me to grab the winning numbers from last night’s draw.

“When we got home, we sat down to have a cup of coffee and I got the results slip out and started checking our Wednesday Gold Lotto entry.

“I was circling the numbers on the ticket and announced to my husband that we had five numbers! He said to me, ‘Get out of here!’.

“Then I continued to check our entry and although I never swear today I did – I screamed out, ‘Oh beep we’ve got six numbers!’.

“We checked our winning ticket three or four times before my husband said to me, ‘For once in my life – just slap me!’.

While it sounded like a pretty good offer, I didn’t slap him,” the winner laughed.

“It feels so wonderful! We’re retired so winning this money means a lot to us. We’ll take our time to work out what we’ll do with our $1 million windfall but it opens up so many doors!”

The first division winning 12-game QuickPick entry was purchased from Gladstone News, 93 Goondoon Street in Gladstone.

Renee Steinhadt from Gladstone News was delighted to discover the outlet had sold a division one winning entry worth $1 million.

“This is our first division one win so it’s a very exciting day for us,” Ms Steinhadt said.

“It’s also great to have some positive news for the city. We’re just so happy for our winners and wish them all the best for the future as new millionaires!

“It feels so wonderful and now that we’ve sold our first division one winning ticket, we’re hoping we can do it again and celebrate more customers winning big!”

Throughout Australia, it was the only entry that won first division in Wednesday Gold Lotto, which offers a guaranteed $1 million division one prize for up to four winners in every draw.

The winning numbers in Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3531 on Wednesday 17 February 2016 were 30, 17, 25, 31, 34 and 29 with the supplementary numbers of 38 and 18.

There are more chances to win big this week with $3 million up for grabs in tonight’s Powerball draw and Oz Lotto has jackpotted to a huge $10 million for Tuesday’s draw. For your chance to win, you can purchase an entry at any Golden Casket outlet or online via Tatts.com.