Cairns couple to hit the road in style after $1 million Gold Lotto win

A retired Cairns couple is already planning on buying an RV and touring Australia in style after last night winning the division one prize of $1 million in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto.
 
The young-at-heart winners were already celebrating their win when a Golden Casket official contacted them first thing this morning to confirm their $1 million win.
 
While the couple were the only Queensland winners from last night’s draw, they have continued Far North Queensland’s lotto winning streak. 
 
So far this year, Far North Queensland entries have won four division one prizes – equating to about one win a month.  A fortnight ago, another Cairns man won $1 million, also in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto. 
 
Checking the winning numbers online last night, the winning man explained that he initially thought he had only won a smaller division prize.
 
“I was checking the numbers and I saw four of them.  But then on the last line I said ‘hang on! There’s more!  Oh beauty!’,” he exclaimed.
 
“I can’t believe how lucky I’ve been!”
 
But the man said he let his wife believe he hadn’t won anything, only confirming the win to her this morning.
 
“If I told her she wouldn’t have gone to sleep,” he said.
 
“I still don’t believe it!” the wife screamed with delight.
 
When asked how the couple might spend their million-dollar windfall, the wife joked, “We’ve got it spent already!”.
 
Apart from sharing the prize with their family, the man said the couple would love to travel around Australia.
 
“On my bucket list has been to buy an RV and do a trip around Australia.  I’ll buy a new one, the best one!  I’ve been looking at them for a very long time!” he said.
 
The winners, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their winning System 7 entry from Trinity Beach News, Shop 8, Coastwatchers Shopping Centre, 1 Rabaul Street, Trinity Beach.
 
Trinity Beach News owner Bruce Sharples said the outlet was celebrating another division one win for their customers.
 
“We’ve already got the balloons and streamers up!  Everyone’s happy,” he said.
 
“This is our fourth division one win!  We sold a division one $2.1 million entry last year and we also sold a $1 million Instant Scratch-Its late last year.
 
“We seem to be on a roll and we’ve done it again!
 
“Congratulations to the winners!  I hope they enjoy their prize!”
 
The six winning numbers in Monday and Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3649 on Wednesday 5 April 2017 were 6, 28, 4, 43, 11 and 24.  The supplementary numbers were 44 and 38.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 305 so far this financial year, including 74 won by Golden Casket customers.