Two former TV workmates share $1 million Wednesday Gold Lotto windfall

Two former workmates from the Brisbane television industry are celebrating with a few drinks after discovering their shared entry won the division one prize of $1 million in last night’s Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto.
 
The long-term friends, now retired, started their private syndicate almost three decades ago using the birthdates and ages of family members at the time.
 
They won a division one prize of $1 million in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3657 on 3 May 2017, along with other divisional prizes, bringing their total prize to $1,005,098.65.
 
“Isn’t that wonderful!  I really appreciate your wonderful good news call!” the syndicate leader said when a Golden Casket official rang to confirm his prize.
 
“A mate of mine and I have been taking this ticket since 1988.  We’ve won a few times before, but nothing big like this!”.
 
The syndicate leader discovered the dream-come-true news when his friend rang him first thing this morning to double check he had put their entry in for last night’s draw.
 
“He phoned me and said ‘I’m going to be a bit firm with you.  I want you to get the ticket out and tell me you’ve put our numbers on’,” he explained.
 
“I told him I had and he said ‘Look, I think we’ve won the major prize!’.”
 
While both winners plan to share some of their windfall with their families, the syndicate leader explained he also had a retirement project in mind.
 
“I’m going to buy myself a little house that I can do up!” he said.
 
The winners, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their marked System 8 entry from Supanews Nundah, Shop 9 Nundah Village, 1193 Sandgate Road, Nundah.
 
Supanews Nundah last sold a division one entry two years ago in April 2015.  At that time, one of their customers won $316,393.46 in Saturday Gold Lotto.
 
The six winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3657 on Wednesday 3 May 2017 were 19, 16, 35, 38, 4 and 11.  The supplementary numbers were 39 and 1.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 346 so far this financial year, including 86 won by Golden Casket customers.