First class travel planning for $1 million Saturday Gold Lotto winners!

Tuesday 26 April, 2016 - A local couple who purchased their Saturday Gold Lotto ticket in Coolangatta will be checking in at the First Class counter at the International Airport after winning more than $1 million in the weekend’s draw.

The winners said they’re looking forward to a lot more leg room next time they travel after their 12-game QuickPick scored a division one prize of $1,001,230.87 in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw!

“I went into the newsagency on Sunday to check my Saturday Gold Lotto ticket and the staff member looked at me and said, ‘I think you’ve won first division!’ the delighted winner explained.

“I didn’t jump up and down or scream so the fellow said to me he couldn’t believe I was so calm! I suppose it’s because I’ve always said I was going to win lotto – mind you I’ve said that for about 40 years! Although I did comment to my wife only a few weeks ago that I had a good feeling I was going to win soon!

“We’ve already told our family the exciting news; our daughter started to cry because she was just so happy for us!

“We’ll invest our prize money but we’re going on an overseas holiday later this year so we’ll be upgrading our Economy tickets to First Class tickets!”

The winners have chosen to remain anonymous.

The division one winning entry was purchased from Coolangatta News and Lotto, Shop 2, 6 Griffiths Street in Coolangatta.

Greg Doherty is the owner of Coolangatta News and Lotto and was happy to add another division one win to the outlet’s tally.

“This is great news for our winners and the local area,” Mr Doherty said.

“We sold two division one winning entries last year. We had a $2.7 million division one winning store syndicate in the Megadraw in January, and we sold a $1 million Wednesday Gold Lotto winning entry in October. Hopefully we can go one better this year and get a hat trick of first division wins in 2016!”

Throughout Australia, there were four entries that each won a division one share worth $1,001,230.87 in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3627 on Saturday 23 April. Apart from the winning entry purchased in Queensland, there was one each sold in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.

The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3627 on Saturday 23 April were 10, 34, 36, 32, 3 and 27. The supplementary numbers were 20 and 26.