“I’m going to shout my son a house!”: Mum’s big lotto win

A GOLD Coast mother says she will buy her son a house and treat herself to a trip overseas after becoming the latest local to win big on Gold Lotto.

The woman from Elanora called Golden Casket officials on Friday morning to claim her million-dollar division one prize following Wednesday’s Gold Lotto draw.

The Gold Coast woman was the only division one winner, taking home a division one prize of $1 million.


Speaking to Golden Casket, the new millionaire said she knew she was the winner all along.

“I found out Wednesday night when I watched the draw on television and checked my numbers. I thought ‘hang on, maybe I’ve made a mistake’.

“Then I looked at the computer. One winner! It’s me!” she screamed with delight.

“My bank manager is going to faint!”

The Elanora resident said she would share her windfall with her adult son and go on a holiday.

“I’m buying my son a house,” she declared. “And I’m also going to go on a holiday overseas.”

The woman also revealed the story behind her marked 18-game entry that secured her the big win.

“I had been playing the same numbers for a while but would only get two or three of them in a draw. Two weeks ago I changed all my numbers and now this!

“I’m so thrilled! So thrilled.”

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her marked 18-game entry at The Pines News & Gifts, Shop 215, The Pines Shopping Centre, 13–31 Guineas Creek Road, Elanora.

It is the second time in four months that newsagency has sold a division one winning entry, and store owner Anthony Milligan could not be more thrilled.

“We’ve really become a lucky store! It’s fantastic!” he said.

“It was only a few months ago we sold another million-dollar prize!”

It’s the third big lotto win on the Gold Coast in as many weeks and the 50th time this year that a winning division one entry has been sold in Queensland.