Gold Coast Mum more than half-a-million dollars richer after shock Lotto win!

A Gold Coast Mum is celebrating today after discovering she’s won more than half-a-million dollars in the weekend’s Gold Lotto Draw!

The Ormeau woman was one of seven division one winning entries across Australia on Saturday, with her lucky ticket helping her score a whopping prize of $603,397.66.

“I didn’t sleep a wink last night!” the woman said when contacted by a Golden Casket spokesperson this morning.


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“I checked my ticket yesterday online. I scanned my ticket and I thought ‘Gosh that line has four numbers’ and then I saw six numbers. Then I thought ‘Oh I’ve got the wrong week’. But then I realised I really had won!

“It left me a bit breathless! It’s amazing. You’ve made my life!”

The regular Lotto player revealed she had marked her winning entry using special numbers, including family birthdates.

She says she now plans on sharing some of her windfall with them.

“I’ve been thinking about what we might do and how it will benefit the family,” the woman said.

“But we haven’t celebrated just yet. I was waiting to get confirmation that it was true!”

The winning marked 12-game entry was purchased at Ormeau Newsagency, Shop 11, Ormeau Centre, Lot 3, Vaughan Drive, Ormeau.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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