Toowoomba blooms a Saturday Gold Lotto winner!

The garden city has sprouted a Saturday Gold Lotto winner after a local woman won a first division prize worth more than $200,000 in the weekend’s draw!

The registered winner, who turned 60 this year, had a blooming good start to the day after a Golden Casket official was finally able to get in contact with her and break the news she’d won a division one prize of $200,493.60.

“Oh wow! I’m out of breath!” the winner exclaimed.

“I can’t take that in – I think I need to go for a walk to clear my head!

“It’s a relief and a big boost. I absolutely love what I do but it means I’ll be able to pick and choose what work I do.

“This is awesome! I’m pretty sure I’ll be celebrating this division one win with my family tonight!

“I’ve played my numbers for some time now – they’re a mixture of birth dates and just some of my favourite numbers.”

The delighted winner has chosen to remain anonymous.

The division one winning 12-game marked entry was purchased from Wilsonton Newsagency in the Wilsonton Shopping Centre, Richmond Drive in Toowoomba.

Ed and Chris Grace are the owners of Wilsonton Newsagency and were excited to add another division one win to their tally.

“We’ve had a few big winners over the years but it doesn’t get old,” an excited Mr Grace said.

“We felt we were a little overdue for this win – our last division one win was in July 2014 when a local grandmother won $624,000 in Saturday Gold Lotto.

“It’s great for our winning customer and also our store. We often have extra customers come in to the store after a division one win!

“We’d like to congratulate our division one winner and we wish them all the best for the future now they’re $200,000 richer!”

Throughout Australia, there were 21 entries that won a first division prize of $200,493.60 in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw on Saturday 10 September. Along with the winning entry from Toowoomba, there were another five division one winning entries from Queensland, nine were purchased in Victoria, two each in New South Wales and Western Australia and one each in South Australia and Tasmania.

The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3667 on Saturday 10 September 2016 were 27, 18, 9, 13, 5 and 7, with the supplementary numbers 25 and 42.

The winning entry from Toowoomba is one of the Lott’s 98 division one winning entries so far this financial year.