Million dollar lotto ticket unclaimed on the Gold Coast

SOMEONE, somewhere on the Gold Coast is one million dollars richer and they don’t even know it.

The mystery person was one of four people across Australia to win a cool $1,030,924.39 in Saturday’s Gold Lotto draw 3831 on April 7.

It’s the sixth person to claim a division one prize on the Gold Coast so far this calendar year.


The winning entry is not registered to a Winners Circle card, meaning Golden Casket officials have no way of contacting the winner to break the life-changing news.

Officials will need to wait until the ticketholder contact’s them to claim their prize.

The winning entry was purchased from The Pines News & Gifts at The Pines Shopping Centre in Elanora.

Owner Vivian Milligan said the outlet had seen an influx of people checking their tickets in the hope they were the elusive 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 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.

Across Australia, there were four division one winning entries in draw Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3831 – one each from Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 332 so far this financial year, including 81 won by Golden Casket customers.