Gold Coast golfers share in Gold Lotto win

A GROUP of Gold Coast golfers will split a first division Gold Lotto prize of $520,831.15 following their win on Saturday.

One of the four men contacted Golden Casket to claim the prize on behalf of the syndicate of friends who have a tradition of buying lottery tickets together each week.

“I can’t explain the feeling of winning, it’s surreal,” one of the winning men in his 80s said.


“We all play a round of golf together each week and afterwards the winners put in $8 to buy a Saturday Gold Lotto ticket, and the losers put in $10 each. So when you win you get bragging rights and you’ve got an extra $2 in your pocket!

“I’m not a nervous person but after I saw those winning numbers on our ticket I was shaking like a leaf.

“We had a few beers to celebrate together. Happy days!” the winner said.

The long-time mates vary in age between their 50s to their 80s and have a number of plans for how to spend their quarter share of the Saturday Gold Lotto windfall.

“I’m very family-oriented so I’ll be helping my adult children out, and I’ll buy myself a new car,” the winner in his 80s said.

“The other guys will help their kids out as well. The money will be going to good causes,” he added.

The winners have chosen to celebrate their good news privately and will remain anonymous.

The winning Saturday Gold Lotto System 8 QuickPick ticket was purchased from Newsextra Circle News, Shop T45, Circle on Cavill at 3184 Surfers Paradise Boulevard in Surfers Paradise.

The System 8 entry type won a division one prize of $520,831.15 along with other divisional prizes for a total of $532,093.00.

However, there remains a mystery winner in the southeast, with residents in Browns Plains urged to check their tickets.

A player who purchased their Saturday Gold Lotto entry in Browns Plains, Logan, has won a first division prize of $520,831.15 but it is likely they don’t yet know it.

As the entry was not registered to a Winners Circle Card, Golden Casket encourages all players who purchased unregistered entries in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw from Nextra Drewvale, Shop 8 in Grand Plaza Shopping Centre in Browns Plains to check their tickets today.

Throughout Australia, there were eight entries that won a first division share of Saturday Gold Lotto’s estimated $4 million division one prize pool in draw 3389, each worth $520,831.15.

Along with four winning entries purchased in Queensland, three were purchased in Victoria and one was purchased in Western Australia.

Division one winning entries in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw were purchased from Golden Casket outlets in Logan, Moreton Bay, Ipswich and on the Gold Coast.

The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3389 on 11 January 2014 were 27, 23, 7, 38, 40 and 14 with the supplementary numbers of 4 and 8.