UPDATE @ November 28: THE search is over! The two lucky Gold Coasters who scooped the division one prize in Saturday night’s Gold Lotto draw have finally been found.
A hard-working Currumbin man only found out about his $812,915.51 win this morning, admitting he had been too busy working to check his 18-game QuickPick ticket which he had bought at Currumbin Creek News.
“That’s fantastic, mate! That’s life changing. That is unbelievable!” he exclaimed.
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“I didn’t have a clue! I’ve been working and hadn’t checked my ticket until now.
“I don’t sound it now but I’m absolutely going off inside. I’ve been screaming for 10 minutes! I’m absolutely ecstatic!
“I’m shaking like a bloody… I don’t know what!”
The thrilled winner says he plans to use his windfall to “look after my family the best I can”.
Meanwhile, a Gold Coast woman was shocked when she realised she was the coast’s other division one winner.
The woman, who purchased her 50-game QuickPick entry at newsXpress Runaway Bay, explained how she checked her ticket this morning and hadn’t let it out of her sight ever since.
“We’re so grateful! It’s fantastic news!” she said.
With the win still sinking in, the woman says she plans to use her prize to help her family.
So far this calendar year, 18 Gold Lotto division one wins have been won on the Gold Coast.
EARLIER @ November 27: Have you checked your ticket from Saturday night’s Gold Lotto draw?
Not one, but TWO Gold Coasters have won division one prizes, but they may not even know it as both entries were unregistered.
The two winning entries were sold at newsXpress at Runaway Bay and Currumbin Creek News, at Currumbin Waters.
Golden Casket is desperately urging anyone with an entry to check their tickets as soon as possible.
“Our winners may be back at work or busy getting on with their normal week unaware that they’re each now more than $800,000 richer. It’s the type of news I’m sure they’d love to hear!” Golden Casket spokesperson Matt Hart said.
“You might not think you’re one of the winners, but if you bought an entry on the Gold Coast in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw you’re in with a chance.”
So far this year, 18 Gold Lotto division one wins have been on the Gold Coast.
The winning numbers in Saturday’s draw were 44, 36, 4, 18, 6 and 31. The supplementary numbers were 1 and 10.