A Gold Coast grandmother said she hasn’t been able to wipe the smile off her face since she discovered her entry in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw had won more than half-a-million dollars.
The winning grinning grandmother said she almost didn’t win first division as her entry was a last-minute purchase.
“I rarely buy Saturday Gold Lotto tickets,” the stunned winner explained. “I’d had a small win on another game and when I was at the newsagency I considered getting another ticket but then walked away. After I’d done some shopping, I thought no I will go back and get myself a small ticket in Saturday’s draw and it won!
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“I’ve been in a state of shock since I found out I’d won $500,000 on Sunday. I haven’t stopped smiling! It’s such a bonus to know that I’m sharing first division with seven other winners around the country who are feeling like I am today!
“I haven’t really thought about what I’ll do with my prize money. Apart from knowing my family will be having a pretty nice Christmas, I think I might buy a new car.”
The division one winning 12-game QuickPick was purchased at newsXpress Treetops Plaza in Burleigh Waters. Owner Jing Li was over-the-moon to discover her outlet had sold a first division winning ticket. “This is my first division one win since I took over the store about two years ago!” Ms Li exclaimed. “I think I’m just as excited as the winner! Our customers have been so happy for us and congratulating us on selling a division one winning ticket.”
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3677 on Saturday 15 October 2016 were 8, 22, 2, 21, 31 and 40 with the supplementary numbers 28 and 30.