A woman from the Nanango region is ready to say goodbye to “penny pinching” and worrying about the household budget after winning division one in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw.
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.
The jubilant woman confessed she had been eagerly waiting by the phone for Golden Casket to call and confirm her division one win ever since she checked her Saturday Gold Lotto entry yesterday.
“That is fantastic! That is fantastic! Now it’s confirmed I can believe it!” the woman exclaimed when a Golden Casket official called her first thing this morning.
“I was looking at my ticket, sitting here marking the numbers down. I had two on one line, then four and then boom, boom, I got the others. It just didn’t seem real!
“My family were double checking the numbers. I said I won’t believe it until I get that phone call!”
The winner has grand plans to use her windfall to help her family, buy a new house, and travel.
“It couldn’t have come at a better time,” she said.
“It’s wonderful. I won’t have to worry about pinching pennies, cutting down on this and that. I won’t have to do that anymore!”
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her 18-game QuickPick entry from Nanango Newsagency, 64 Drayton Street, Nanango.
Nanango Newsagency owner Alison Warren said the latest division one winning entry cemented the outlet’s reputation as a winning newsagency.
“We’ve now sold about four division one winning entries during the past 15 years. Our biggest was a store syndicate that won $11 million in Powerball,” she said.
“We kept saying it was time for another division one and that perhaps another win was on its way!
“It’s such great news. Congratulations to our customer. I hope they enjoy their prize!”
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, 1, 11 and 22. The supplementary numbers were 9 and 23.