Cairns retiree cries 'tears of joy' after $1.4 million windfall from Saturday Gold Lotto

A retired woman from Cairns is crying ‘tears of joy’ after hearing the dream-come-true news that she is $1.4 million richer from winning division one in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3749 drawn 24 June 2017.
 
The unsuspecting winner couldn’t contain her emotions when a Golden Casket official broke the news to her today.  While the winner purchased her entry online, Golden Casket had been unable to contact her for more than a week to confirm her prize.
 
“Oh 1.4 million! You’re kidding! Thank you!” the emotional winner exclaimed as the news sunk in.
 
“I didn’t check my ticket until now – I only check them when I log in to buy more tickets!”
 
“It’s unbelievable – I’m crying tears of joy!”
 
It seems as though winning division one in Saturday Gold Lotto runs in the family, as the woman admitted her parents had won division one nearly 60 years ago.
 
“They won 6000 pounds between four of them and back then they would have felt like millionaires – and now I am an actual millionaire!
 
“It’s unbelievable! It’s made my day and my year!”
 
The win reaffirms Cairns’ reputation as a lotto hotspot.  During the first six months of this year, seven division one wins worth $59.4 million have been enjoyed by players in the region.
 
The woman was one of fifteen division one winning entries nationally, and one of two from Queensland, in Saturday Gold Lotto’s $21 Million Superdraw draw 3749 on Saturday 24 June 2017.
 
When asked how she planned to celebrate her new life as a millionaire, the winner said she knew exactly what she would do.
 
“The first thing I’ll do is go out and buy a nice bottle of quality wine to help celebrate – who knows I might even buy a case!” the woman chuckled.
 
“We will probably help the kids with their mortgages on their houses.
 
“It has been driving us insane not being able to help but now we can.”
 
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning 50-game QuickPick for $35.50 online at thelott.com – Australia’s official online lotteries.
 
“My ticket was money well spent,” she laughed.
 
“I play regularly when there is a large jackpot on as I get an email from the Lott to let me know when they are.
 
“I usually buy a 50-game QuickPick because they are easy to play and register.”
 
The six winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3749 on Saturday 24 June 2017 were 29, 43, 5, 13, 32 and 1.  The supplementary numbers were 40 and 38.
 
Across Australia, there were 15 division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3749, including two in Queensland, two in Victoria, two in the Northern Territory, five in New South Wales, one in South Australia and three in Western Australia.  
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 188 so far this calendar year, including 49 won by Golden Casket customers.