Grey nomad drives highway to riches after Proserpine Saturday Gold Lotto win

A self-described “grey nomad” from southern New South Wales will leave the Sunshine State with more than just happy snaps after landing the division one prize in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw.
The ecstatic woman, who has been travelling around Australia for the past three months and is currently in north Queensland, had to stifle the urge to scream down the caravan park after she checked her winning ticket.
She was one of four division one winners nationally who each took home a prize of $985,744.11 in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3755 on 15 July 2017.
“It’s amazing! I’m so happy!” she exclaimed when a Golden Casket official confirmed her win first thing this morning.
“I was sitting on the bed in the caravan marking the numbers off my ticket.  I got the first number, 25, and I had it on seven games.  I thought ‘oh this ticket is good’, and before I realised I kept marking the same line all the time. 
“I got to the last number and I was too scared to look.  But sure enough there it was!
“I went very quiet as I was in a caravan park and I can’t very well go silly!”
The happy winner said the win was an amazing addition to her ongoing “big trip” around Australia, which had seen her already clock up tens of thousands of kilometres.
While the woman still has many more kilometres to travel on her current journey, she is already planning her next expedition – a once-in-a-lifetime family holiday overseas.
“I want to spend time with my family and grandchildren and this means we can all go together,” she said.
“I feel very lucky. We’ve had enough bad luck in our lives, so we’re happy to have something to help out and make my family a little happier and life a little easier.”
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her 12-game QuickPick entry from Fresh Fields Casket Agency, Shop 5, Fresh Fields Shopping Centre, 89 Main Street, Proserpine.
It’s the second division one winning entry to be sold in Proserpine during the past six weeks. The previous winning entry was sold by Whitsundays Computers & Stationery.
Fresh Fields Casket Agency owner Barbara Cochrane said the outlet was celebrating selling its first division one winning entry.
“We’ve sold a couple of division two winning entries, but this is our first division one.  Hopefully the first of many to come for our customers!” she said.
“We’ve had a lot of grey nomads travelling through the region during recent weeks and it’s great to see so many visiting us again.
“With two division one wins in Proserpine during the past six weeks, perhaps the universe is making up for the cyclone!  It’s our time to have some good news!”
Throughout Australia, there were four entries that each won a division one prize of $985,744.11 in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3755 on Saturday 15 July 2017.
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3755 were 25, 44, 41, 11, 11 and 22. The supplementary numbers were 9 and 23. 
Last financial year, there were 275 division one winning Gold Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $283 million. 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 205 so far this calendar year, including 57 won by Golden Casket customers.