Gold Coast retiree a millionaire after winning Lotto

A Gold Coast woman in her 80s has been a millionaire for 12 days without even knowing it.

The overwhelmed retiree from Runaway Bay only found out the exciting news when she checked her Gold Lotto ticket at the newsagent this morning.

“Oh for goodness sake! $1.4 million!” the woman exclaimed.


“I’ve never had exciting news like this in my life!

“I’ve been playing for years and years but have only won bits and pieces, nothing like this. How much have I won again?

“Oh for god’s sake what am I going to do with all that?”

The woman admitted she needed a cup to tea to settle down before deciding exactly how she might spend her windfall, but she does plan on sharing her prize with her family.

She was one of 15 division one winners nationally who each took home a prize of $1.4 million in Saturday Gold Lotto’s $21 Million Super draw on 24 June.

The winning 12-game QuickPick entry was purchased from Golden News & Casket Kiosk, Runaway Bay Shopping Centre, 10-12 Lae Drive, Runaway Bay.