Easter joy for Mackay Superdraw millionaires!

Tuesday 29 March 2016 - A Mackay couple have had a cracking good Easter after discovering late last week they’d won more than $1.1 million in the Saturday Gold Lotto $21 Million Superdraw on Saturday 19 March.

The winners, who described themselves as average Joes just trying to pay the bills, were completely unaware they’d become millionaires until the winning wife checked their ticket late on Thursday afternoon.

“I only check our Gold Lotto tickets when I go into a newsagency and buy next week’s entry. That’s usually when I find out if we’ve won a few dollars here or there,” the winning wife explained.

“I nearly collapsed when I found out we’d won first division! I started to cry and carry on! All I wanted to do is tell my husband so I tried calling but I couldn’t get through to him.

“When I got home, I said to him he had to give me a hug and a kiss first and then sit down. After I told him the news he said to me, ‘That was you!’ because he had heard during the week that there was a first division winning ticket sold in Mackay.

“We celebrated over the Easter long weekend with a couple of nice bottles of wine.

“We’ve had a few days now to talk about what we’ll do with our windfall. Firstly we’ll go about our normal lives and invest, buy a new car, and help family, then we’ll go on a holiday down the track.”

The winners have chosen to remain anonymous.

The winning System 7 marked entry was purchased at North Mackay News, 26 Evans Avenue in Mackay North, Queensland.

Mark Faulkner is the owner of North Mackay News and was delighted to know that his outlet had sold a first division winning ticket.

“It was such exciting news for us and for the community which has been doing it tough lately,” Mr Faulkner said.

“I’m so happy to know that our customers discovered they’d become millionaires just before Easter! We want to congratulate them and wish them all the best for the future.”

Throughout Australia, there were nineteen entries that won a first division prize of $1,105,263.16 in the Saturday Gold Lotto $21 Million Superdraw on Saturday 19 March. There were six division one winning entries from Queensland, four division one winning tickets sold in New South Wales, six in Victoria and three in Western Australia. The other division one winning entries from Queensland were sold in Mt Gravatt, Gladstone, Chinchilla, Toowoomba and online via Tatts.com.

The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3617 on Saturday 19 March 2016 were 31, 10, 24, 16, 28 and 8, with the supplementary numbers 2 and 4.