The Gold Lotto rainbow has delivered a $1.3 million first division prize to the Gold Coast after a two-share store syndicate won in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw.
Just who is celebrating winning a share of first division will remain a Gold Coast secret, with the syndicate members choosing to remain completely anonymous.
The winning store syndicate was set up by Ashmore News Extra, Shop 48 in Ashmore Plaza, 146 Cotlew Street in Ashmore.
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Alain Coniglio is the owner of Ashmore News Extra and was excited to be celebrating another division one win. “We sold a division one winning Saturday Gold Lotto entry worth more than $980,000 in April last year so it’s wonderful to have another win less than fifteen months later,” Mr Coniglio said.
“There was quite a buzz in the store after we sold the last division one winning ticket so I’m expecting our customers will be really happy to hear about this latest win!”
Golden Casket spokesperson Belinda McDougall said syndicates are a great way for players to share the cost of a larger entry.
“With a team of players you can pool your money to play more games and buy bigger entries, which increases your chances of winning. Then if your syndicate wins, the prizes are shared amongst all team members,” Ms McDougall said.
“We often find friends and family like to get together and buy an entry into lotto draws but what most people don’t realise is they can ask their local outlet to set up a syndicate for them through the lottery terminal.
“This means each member of the syndicate will receive their own unique ticket which they can check and collect their share of any prize money.”
Throughout Australia, there were three entries that won a first division prize of $1,354,219.45 in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw. Along with the winning entry from Ashmore, the other division one winning tickets were purchased in Tasmania and Western Australia.
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3651 on Saturday 16 July 2016 were 12, 1, 3, 24, 7 and 32, with the supplementary numbers 10 and 2.