Mermaid Beach grandmother more than $500,000 richer after Gold Lotto win

A Mermaid Beach grandmother admits she hasn’t stopped crying happy tears since she discovered she was now more than $500,000 richer after winning division one in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw.

The happy Gold Coast resident held one of the eight division one winning entries, with each entry taking home a division one prize of $503,668.42.

While the grandmother’s winning entry was registered to a Winners Circle card, her contact details were incomplete, but luckily she checked her ticket and discovered the life-changing news.


“I just can’t believe it!” she exclaimed when speaking with a Golden Casket official.

“I checked my ticket and I refused to believe it.

“I’ve been crying ever since!

“This win has come at such a great time. I’ve had a bit of a rough time lately but this will make life a whole lot easier.”

The woman won with just a 4-game marked entry that cost $2.85.

“I’ve been playing these same numbers for decades. I think they were special numbers to start with but I’ve been playing them for so long I don’t even remember,” she laughed.

The winner also vowed to update her Winners Circle contact details should another win fall her way.

“My best piece of advice for anyone is to check your tickets!” she said.

The winning entry was purchased at IGA Mermaid Waters, Cnr Karbunya Street and Sunshine Boulevard, Mermaid Waters.

The six winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3857 on Saturday 7 July 2018 were 29, 1, 6, 43, 23 and 18. The supplementary numbers were 3 and 35.

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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