Retired couple celebrate division win in Saturday Gold Lotto!

Monday 29 February 2016 - Grandparents from Brisbane’s southside said they’ll wait for the perfect moment to share the big news with their family that they won a first division share in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw.

The retired couple said they were more than a little surprised when they discovered they’d won first division and other divisional prizes totalling $686,701.37 in Saturday Gold Lotto.

“We checked our ticket on Sunday and just couldn’t believe it when we found out that we’d won first division,” the overjoyed winner said.

“We’ve played those same birthday numbers for more years that I can remember! We picked them because my wife said the law of averages means if we play the same lotto numbers each week, one day they should come up.

“So when Golden Casket confirmed our division one win, my wife turned to me and said, ‘I told you so!’.

“We’ve kept our exciting news quiet and haven’t said anything to our family yet – we’re going to wait for the right moment to share the big news with them.”

The winners have chosen to remain anonymous.

The division one winning System 8 entry was purchased from Rochedale News, Shop N18 in Rochedale Shopping Village, Underwood Road in Rochedale.

Vinay Bajra is the owner of Rochedale News and was delighted to learn the news that his outlet had sold another division one winning entry.

“We had a Saturday Gold Lotto customer win a little more than $1 million in July last year,” Mr Bajra said.

“I feel like we’re on a roll now so I’m really hoping to sell a third division one winning entry soon. It would be great to have a winning store syndicate – that way we’d have a few customers celebrating.”

Throughout Australia, there were six entries that won a first division prize of $674,052.92 in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw. There were three division one winning tickets from Queensland, and one each in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. The other division one winning entries from Queensland was purchased online via Tatts.com.

The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3611 on Saturday 27 February 2016 were 38, 3, 22, 18, 21 and 5, with the supplementary numbers 27 and 45.

More chances to win!

There are more chances to win big this week with Oz Lotto jackpotting to a massive $15 million for Tuesday’s draw and Powerball has risen to $10 million for Thursday’s draw. Entries in both jackpot draws are available now from Golden Casket outlets or online at Tatts.com.