Two Gold Coasters among big winners in $30 million Lotto draw

Lady Luck has delivered on the Gold Coast yet again with two locals among the 11 winners in Saturday’s $30 million Gold Lotto draw.

And for one, it’s not the first time they’ve scored a big lotto win.

The pair will each take home $2,727,272.73.


A mother from Ormeau today contacted Lotto officials after finally checking her ticket.

She says she only plays lotto every so often and only bought her ticket at the last minute when she went to the shops to get bread.

“I’m honestly still processing it. It’s such a crazy feeling!” she said.

“I’d seen a news article saying there was a mystery winner from Ormeau and after being at the beach all day I checked my ticket late last night.

“I didn’t believe it at first of course and I got no sleep! “I really can’t believe it. It is just insane.”

The woman planned to use the money to set up her young family for the future.

Her winning ticket was purchased at Ormeau Village Newsagency which has only been open for five months.

The second Gold Coast winner has been revealed as a man from Nerang, who is no stranger to winning first division.

Even he admits he is the luckiest man alive.

“Only a few years ago I shared a million-dollar winning syndicate with my friend. Now I’m a multi-millionaire. It’s unbelievable.

“I’m still dizzy after checking my ticket last night. I think I am still in shock.”

The  man plans to use his winnings to cut down on work and travel the world with his wife, starting with a trip to New Zealand.

“Maybe we will fly business class. It will be incredible!”

The Nerang man purchased his winning entry at Ashmore News Extra.