‘I can’t believe it’: Gold Coast retiree scores million dollar Lotto prize

A Gold Coast retiree has received the ultimate Christmas present, becoming the latest local to scoop a massive Lotto prize.

The Mermaid Waters woman was one of six division one winners in Saturday’s Gold Lotto draw.

They each pocket a cool $1,012,907.10.


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“I can’t believe it. “Are you serious? You aren’t tricking me?” the woman told officials from The Lott after receiving the great news.

“Wow! Wow! What a lovely Christmas present!”

The woman plans to use her winnings to give back to the community by doing charity work in regional Queensland.

She also wants to take all her friends on a holiday.

The woman is the 15th division one Lotto winner on the Gold Coast so far this year with the city’s winnings now worth more than $51.6 million.

Her winning entry was purchased at Supercentre News at Q Super Centre.

“I was super excited when I found out we’d sold a division one winning entry,” Supercentre News team member Kerry Shaw said.

“The last division one win we had was in 2018, so we were certainly ready for the next one.”