Sunnybank student stoked after winning $159,000 in The Pools!

A young man in his 20s from Brisbane’s southern suburb of Sunnybank was over-the-moon today to discover he’d won more than $159,000 in The Pools!

The happy student scooped the entire $159,917.20 division one prize in The Pools - a Golden Casket game where 6 numbers are drawn from 38 based on the results of local and international soccer matches.

The stunned winner admitted he was completely unaware he’d won the prize on Saturday night until a Golden Casket official phoned him with the big news he had won a life-changing prize.

“Ok, what is the good news? How much did I win?” the man excitedly quizzed.

“Wow! Wow! Ha ha ha! Oh my god! – Really? Holy cow, wow! Ha ha ha!

“Are you serious? You’re not pulling my leg right? This is real - I won $159,000 right? Oh my god, I’m just too overwhelmed.

“This has made my day! It’s a lucky day for me!”

The overwhelmed young man had some initial thoughts about how he would spend his division one prize.

“I’m going to upgrade my family’s next flights overseas to first class!” he exclaimed.

“I’ll be taking a shopping spree! Maybe I’ll get some new clothes and shoes and stuff like that!

“I will also make a donation to my temple and the Children’s Hospital.”

The winner told Golden Casket he is a regular The Pools player.

“I didn’t think too much about it and my luck came to me I guess! It’s when you least expect it,” he explained.

“I’ve been playing for quite a long time actually and today I really struck the big one!”

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his 50-game QuickPick entry from Macgregor News, Shop 14-15 in the Sunnybank Shopping Centre, corner Mains Road and McCullough Street, Sunnybank.

It was the only entry that won a first division prize in The Pools draw 1642 on Saturday 14 January 2017.

The winning numbers in The Pools draw 1642 were 6, 33, 28, 23, 35 and 24. The supplementary number was 22.

The Lott’s division one winning entry tally has now reached 226 so far this financial year, including 54 won by Golden Casket customers.