Two weeks after the winning numbers were drawn, a mystery Gold Coaster has yet to claim their million-dollar Saturday Gold Lotto prize.
The win came amid the excitement of the Commonwealth Games and school holidays, but with those events now over, Golden Casket officials are hoping the elusive winner might rediscover and check their ticket.
The unregistered entry purchased at The Pines News & Gifts and was one of four division one winning entries across Australia in Gold Lotto draw 3831 on April 7, 2018. Each entry won a division one prize of $1,030,924.39.
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The Pines News & Gifts owner Vivian Milligan said the outlet had experienced an influx of people checking their tickets in the hope they were the mystery winner.
“We were all extremely excited. It’s nice to have another win in the store,” she said.
“We’ve got signs up encouraging people to bring in their tickets to be checked. People are always keen to know if it’s them or someone they know.”
Golden Casket spokesperson Matt Hart said he was keen to unite the Gold Coast’s latest Gold Lotto millionaire with their windfall.
“Our mystery millionaire may have been out and about watching Commonwealth Games events, or perhaps they went away for the school holidays. With life on the Gold Coast returning to normal, we’re hoping our division one winner now has the chance to check their ticket,” he said.
Mr Hart said the latest win was helping to position the Gold Coast as one of Queensland’s lottery hotspots.
“This is the sixth division one win to land on the Gold Coast so far this year. While we don’t know the identity of this latest winning ticketholder, I’m sure they’d love to discover they are now a division one winner!” he said.
“You may not think it’s possible that you could be the division one winner, but if you purchased an entry in the Saturday Gold Lotto draw that you haven’t checked yet, you’re in with a chance!
“We’re urging all players to check their entries as soon as possible and if you discover you are holding the division one winning ticket to contact Golden Casket on 131 868 to begin the process of claiming your prize.”
The six winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3831 on Saturday 7 April 2018 were 7, 17, 8, 35, 6 and 23, while the supplementary numbers were 29 and 30.