UPDATE 1:30pm 24/10/2016: A man in his 50s from the Gold Coast has made the discovery that his 36-game QuickPick in Saturday’s Gold Lotto draw was the single division one winning entry to scoop the entire $4 million prize pool.
The happy man confessed that although he regularly buys an entry in Saturday Gold Lotto, it usually takes a few weeks for him to get around to checking his tickets. “Yes! Unbeeeeelievable! Unreal! That’s so good, so good! I’m really happy!” the man exclaimed when Golden Casket confirmed the dream-come-true news.
“I usually play every single week but I don’t usually check my tickets, I save four sometimes five tickets, and then just put them in my wallet and then leave them and maybe six weeks later I check my numbers. This ticket probably would have sat in my wallet for a couple of weeks before I checked it. Luckily this morning I saw on the news that the weekend’s winning ticket was sold at Surf News Marina Mirage – so I thought I better hurry up and check it.
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“As soon as I got into work I checked my numbers on the computer. I couldn’t believe it, I must have checked my ticket six times! Then I went and got my boss and got him to check it on his phone and he said ‘Yep you’re definitely a winner!’Then my boss cheerily told me to go and never return! He’s a good boss!” he laughed.
“I’ll definitely be taking some time off working and there are plenty of holidays to come. I’ll also probably buy myself a house and one for my kids too!”
The winner wishes to remain anonymous.
EARLIER 24/10/16: The Gold Coast is growing a new reputation as ‘the glitter strip of Gold Lotto winners’ with another division one jewel worth more than $4 million added to its crown in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw!
But just who is the Gold Coast glitter strip’s newest multi-millionaire is still a mystery as the winner did not register their entry to a Winners Circle Card.
The only information Golden Casket has to go by is that the winning ticket was purchased from Surf News, Shop 30 Marina Mirage in Main Beach.
Kay and Ken Byrnes are the owners of Surf News and were delighted to discover their outlet had sold the only division one winner entry in the weekend’s Saturday’s Gold Lotto. “It’s fantastic! It’s really good news to know one of your customers won multi-millions – no matter whether it’s a local or a holidayer!” Mrs Byrnes exclaimed. “Perhaps it was someone doing their shopping at the Marina Mirage Farmers markets, or even someone holidaying and visiting Seaworld.”
Golden Casket spokesperson Claire Taylor said she was eager to speak with the division one winning Saturday Gold Lotto ticket holder so that they could kick off their week in multi-million dollar style. “Someone has purchased an unregistered ticket in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw from the Gold Coast’s glitter strip that is now worth more than $4 million!” Ms Taylor exclaimed.
“That extremely valuable ticket could be anywhere – floating around in someone’s handbag, stuffed in the glove box of the car, pinned to the fridge or even sitting in someone’s pocket! That’s why we’re urging everyone in the Gold Coast’s glitter strip who was in with a chance to win in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw to check their ticket without delay.
“If you discover you’re holding the division one winning ticket that’s worth multi-millions – please keep it in a safe place and phone Golden Casket immediately on 131 868 to start the process of claiming your prize!”
For the first time in over 30 years there was only one division one winning entry across the nation on Saturday, with the lucky winner set to scoop the entire division one prize pool totalling $4,114,177.70!
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3679 on Saturday 22 October 2016 were 37, 35, 16, 22, 42 and 39 with the supplementary numbers 43 and 29.