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Bacchus Marsh family to visit Santa after winning Set for Life!

One family in Bacchus Marsh will be having an unforgettable Christmas after their Set for Life ticket won the 1st Prize of $20,000 each and every month for 20 years!

One family in Bacchus Marsh will be having an unforgettable Christmas after their Set for Life ticket won the 1st Prize of $20,000 each and every month for 20 years!

The winning woman in her 40s screamed out with delight when Tatts phoned her today with the dream-come-true news.

“Oh my god! Oh my god! We’ve been struggling for so long!” she screamed as she started to cry.

“That’s the most amazing thing! I’m pacing around the place, I can’t stand still!

“We’ve had nothing in life and we’ve been to hell and back. Now I feel like the luckiest woman in the world!”

The elated woman was overcome with emotion and excitement about life’s possibilities now that she was Set for Life.

“I can retire now! I’ve wanted to give up work for years, it’s demanded a lot of time from me. Now I can be there for my family and spend so much more time with them!” she exclaimed.

“I’ll be able to pay off my debt, and buy a home! That’s actually possible!

“I’ll get a passport and I’m going!

“I’ll be able to take my family somewhere we’ve always wanted to go - to the North Pole to see the Northern Lights and visit Santa Claus Village!

“And we’re all going on a cruise too! I’m going to find that place on your ads, I think it looks like the Maldives – doesn’t matter, I’ll find it and I’m going!

“I’m beside myself – there’s so much to take in! I’ll probably have to call you back when I eventually get down from cloud 9,” she laughed.

The woman admitted she was still quite new to playing Set for Life.

“It’s unbelievable. A couple of months ago my mother-in-law said you should try Set for Life, so we’ve only been playing 2-Sets each week for a little while,” she explained.

“We had one Set with just random numbers and one Set we chose our own numbers using our special family numbers! Never ever did I expect we’d win 1st Prize!”

The newest Set for Life 1st Prize winner, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased her 1st Prize winning 2-Set marked entry from Woodgrove Lotto, Shop K002, Woodgrove Shopping Centre, 533 – 555 High Street in Melton West.

Angela Critelli is the owner of Woodgrove Lotto and was thrilled to know their outlet had sold the nation’s 15th Set for Life 1st Prize winning entry.

“This is great news for our lucky customer! It’s fantastic to be a part of one of our customer’s dreams!” Mrs Critelli exclaimed.

“It’s an extra special as it’s the first big winning entry we’ve sold since taking over ownership of Woodgrove Lotto only five months ago.

“Luck has come our way – to our 1st prize winning customer and to our local community. This win shows dreams can happen and they do come true!

“It’s great to know the win will make the dreams of one of our customers come true – all our customers are very lovely and deserving people.

“We’re very happy for our winning customer and wish them all the best for their future.

“We’re having such a fun time sharing the exciting news with all our regular and loyal customers and we hope one of them will be next to win big – perhaps in the $31 million Megadraw.”

Across the country, it was the only entry that won 1st Prize in Set for Life draw 482, which offers a guaranteed 1st Prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years for up to four winners in each draw.

The winning numbers in Set for Life draw 482 on Wednesday 30 November 2016 were 16, 5, 13, 8, 15, 17, 11 and 30, with the bonus numbers 20 and 35.

Last night’s Bacchus Marsh family are holding the 15th Set for Life 1st Prize winning entry nationally, and add to the growing 1st Prize tally across the country including four in Victoria, six in New South Wales, three in Western Australia and one each in Queensland and South Australia.

Lifestyle boost for Redcliffe's Instant Scratch-Its winner!

A man in his 50s from Redcliffe admitted he almost passed out after scratching one of the multiple top prizes on a $10 Live the Life Gold Instant Scratch-Its ticket – an ongoing prize of $2,500 a week for the next 5 years!

A man in his 50s from Redcliffe admitted he almost passed out after scratching one of the multiple top prizes on a $10 Live the Life Gold Instant Scratch-Its ticket – an ongoing prize of $2,500 a week for the next 5 years!

The surprised man said the win would be a lifestyle boost that couldn’t have come at a better time.

“I still can’t believe it, it’s still sinking in!” the man exclaimed.

“You wouldn’t believe it but everything’s been on the blink lately – the washing machine and the vacuum cleaner! I wasn’t exactly ‘living the life’.

“So I said ‘Righto I’ll give the Live the Life ticket a crack and see what happens!’

“When I got home I scratched everything off the ticket and there were three live the life symbols staring at me and I thought ‘I think I’ve won something here!’ so I headed back over to the newsagency and they agreed that it looked as if I’d won one of the top prizes of $2,500 a week for the next five years!

“I’m fairly certain I nearly passed out at that point!” he laughed.

The happy man admitted he was still getting his head around the idea of having an extra $2,500 to spend each week.

“Now that I’ve claimed the prize and got my first few prize instalments, I got some cash out at the ATM and I looked at the receipt and there it was $2,500 – It’s going to take some getting used to that each week there will be another top up like that!” he exclaimed.

“It’s the lifestyle boost I needed. For starters, with my first instalment, I’ll replace the washing machine and the vacuum cleaner – all brand new ones!

“And I think I might go on a relaxing holiday to visit some family while I’m at it!”

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased the top prize winning Live the Life Gold ticket at The Lucky Charm Redcliffe, Shop 7B in the Blue Water Shopping Centre on 20 Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe.

Annette Ellison is the owner of The Lucky Charm Redcliffe and is delighted to have sold one of the two top prizes on the $10 Live the Life Gold Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

“We couldn’t be happier for our winning customer! He’s a lovely bloke and a regular customer of ours,” Ms Ellison said.

“He was very excited when he realised he’d won one of the two top prizes and would now be receiving $2,500 a week for the next five years – It would change the life of anybody, $2,500 a week.

“Congratulations again to our winner and we hope you’re enjoying living the life!”

It can happen it an instant. It could happen to you.

Pine Rivers pensioner wins The Pools $1.1 million!

A pensioner from the Pine Rivers area declared it was a good day after discovering he was the sole winner of the division one jackpot prize in The Pools, winning more than $1.1 million!

A pensioner from the Pine Rivers area declared it was a good day after discovering he was the sole winner of the division one jackpot prize in The Pools, winning more than $1.1 million!

After 12 weeks of jackpotting, the regular player scooped the entire $1,158,281.28 division one prize in The Pools - a Golden Casket game where 6 numbers are drawn from 38 based on the results of local and international soccer matches.

The winner was completely unaware he’d become a millionaire on Saturday night until a Golden Casket official phoned him with the big news he had won a life-changing prize.

“Um – I am numb! Holy gosh, how much have I won?” the stunned winner questioned.

“Oh my God – you don’t know how much weight you have taken off my shoulders with this win. This is amazing!

“Thank you so much! You don’t know how much you have changed my life.

“This win has secured my future comfort and has come at the right time! Today is a good day!

“You’ve made me a home owner and I’ll have some money to share with my family and secure their future.”

The winner told Golden Casket he is a regular The Pools player.

“I always play The Pools because I feel I have a good chance of winning,” he explained.

“I usually buy a 12-Game QuickPick entry but this week I bought an 18-game QuickPick and I won on game 13! The irony of that!”

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his division one winning 18-game QuickPick entry in The Pools online from thelott.com – Australian’s official online lottery.

It was the only entry that won a first division prize in The Pools draw 1634 on Saturday 19 November, 2016.

The winning numbers in The Pools draw 1634 were 31, 16, 34, 33, 24 and 1 with the supplementary number 28.

The Pools winner take the Lott’s division one winning entry tally to 174 so far this financial year, including 42 won by Golden Casket customers.

Dream-come-true Gold Lotto win for Milton colleagues!

Five colleagues who work in Brisbane’s inner western suburb of Milton have made the dream-come-true discovery that their privately shared entry in the weekend’s Gold Lotto draw won a division one prize worth $518,125.72!

Five colleagues who work in Brisbane’s inner western suburb of Milton have made the dream-come-true discovery that their privately shared entry in the weekend’s Gold Lotto draw won a division one prize worth $518,125.72!

Thanks to playing a System 8 entry they also picked up additional divisional prizes bringing their total prize windfall to $532,191.67 or $106,438.33 each shared equally.

The happy group said they actually purchased the ticket after going out to lunch together since they had a good feeling.

“We’ve been playing lotto together for about five years but on Wednesday night I had a dream that we’d win division one!” one of the colleagues explained.

“We were all out to lunch talking about it and we decided to try our luck since we had a good feeling.

“So we actually bought an entry into the Powerball draw on Thursday night but only three of our numbers were drawn. So we tried the same special marked numbers for Saturday Gold Lotto and it was a dream-come-true! We won division one!

“Now we can travel, put some towards our mortgages and make some investments.

“We’ll continue working and keep playing lotto! This has been a lovely win in time for Christmas but fingers crossed we can do it again and win a share of the $31 million Megadraw – That would make for a great way to bring in the New Year!”

The Milton work colleagues, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their 2-game System 8 marked entry from Milton News Centre, Shop 3, 36 Baroona Road in Milton.

Rajendra Patel is the owner of Milton News Centre and was thrilled they’d sold a winning first division Saturday Gold Lotto ticket.

“This is great news! We were so delighted when we discovered we’d sold a division one prize to our local customers,” Mr Patel said.

“We’re really excited for our winning customers and we’ve been sharing the news with everyone!

“Now that we’ve had this big win we’re hoping the next one will be just around the corner so we can have even more customers celebrating division one wins.

“We hope our winners enjoy their prize!”

Throughout Australia, there were eight entries that won a first division prize of $518,125.72 in the Gold Lotto draw 3687. Along with the winning entry purchased at Milton News Centre, there were two each purchased in South Australian, Victoria and Western Australia and one in New South Wales.

The winning numbers in Gold Lotto draw 3687 on Saturday 19 November 2016 were 1, 40, 12, 24, 14, and 16 with supplementary numbers of 20 and 31.

The weekend’s winners take the Lott’s division one winning entry tally to 183 so far this financial year, including 41 won by Golden Casket customer.

Tin Can Bay's $5 million Oz Lotto pay day!

An Oz Lotto ticket sold in the seaside town of Tin Can Bay is one of last night’s three division one winning entries that each won a prize worth $5 million!

An Oz Lotto ticket sold in the seaside town of Tin Can Bay is one of last night’s three division one winning entries that each won a prize worth $5 million!

A mysterious customer of Tin Can Bay News, 69 Gympie Road in Tin Can Bay, hand selected their own numbers on their 4-game marked Oz Lotto entry and was tickled pink when they finally came up in last night’s draw.

“Holy moly! Jesus Christ!” the winner blurted out when Golden Casket phoned them to confirm the amazing news that they’d become a multi-millionaire overnight.

“So it is true? I didn’t believe I actually won, I thought ‘no, I must have written the numbers down wrong!’

“I checked the results late last night and I looked at those numbers and my ticket so many times.

“I play religiously every week and I’ve used my same numbers for years so it’s amazing that they’ve finally come up!

“Christmas is a very important time of year for family coming together and so I’ll make sure we all have a whale of time this year!”

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased their 4-game marked entry in Oz Lotto from Tin Can Bay News, 69 Gympie Road in Tin Can Bay.

Jill McDonald is the owner of Tin Can Bay News and was thrilled to have sold their very first division one winning entry.

“It’s so exciting! I think the whole town is buzzing with the news of our multi-million dollar winning customer!” Mrs McDonald exclaimed.

“I put a sign out first thing this morning saying congratulations to our Oz Lotto division one winner and since then everyone’s been popping in to check their tickets!

“It’s been a long time coming, after 21 years of running this business it’s very, very nice to finally know what it’s like to sell a division one winning ticket – it’s like we’ve finally come of age!

“We’re certainly no stranger to selling big prizes though; we’ve sold plenty of division two winning tickets over the years. But last night’s $5 million in division one is our best and biggest!

“They say good things come in threes, so we’re at the ready to sell our next couple of division one winning tickets – maybe even in the $31 million Megadraw on New Year’s Eve.”

There were three division one winning entries in last night’s huge $15 million Oz Lotto jackpot draw. Along with the winning entry from Tin Can Bay in Queensland, the other winning tickets were sold in Langwarrin in Victoria, and New Lambton Heights in New South Wales.

The winning numbers in Oz Lotto draw 1187 on Tuesday 16 November 2016 were 7, 26, 27, 11, 18, 15 and 16 with supplementary numbers 30 and 21.

Last night’s Oz Lotto winners take the Lott’s division one winning entries tally to 176 so far this financial year, including 40 won by Golden Casket customers.

Start living life this November!

Just in time for the silly season and New Year’s Resolutions, Golden Casket is introducing a new Instant Scratch-Its Live the Life range which includes three tickets that each offer a unique prize – the chance to win a top prize of weekly payments of $5,000, $2,500 or $1,000 for five years!

Just in time for the silly season and New Year’s Resolutions, Golden Casket is introducing a new Instant Scratch-Its Live the Life range which includes three tickets that each offer a unique prize – the chance to win a top prize of weekly payments of $5,000, $2,500 or $1,000 for five years!

Golden Casket spokesperson Tess Cameron shared that the Live the Life range is the perfect opportunity for winners to change their lifestyle as they receive a prize dividend every week for five years!

“This is a great game that really allows winners to start living the life they’ve always dreamed of,” Ms Cameron shared.

“Whether they’ve been putting off ‘adult’ responsibilities like a home renovation or a gym membership, dreaming of going wild and taking a two-year long holiday or buying a new car – this ticket range gives top prize winners the opportunity to make little luxurious lifestyle improvements that may have otherwise been out of reach.

“At this time of the year – everyone is looking for a bit of extra cash, whether it’s for silly season splurges or New Year’s Resolutions lifestyle changes – and now this year, you might not have to choose!”

Since the Live the Life range was introduced in 2014, Golden Casket has had nine winners who have been able to start living their life how they’ve always wanted to.

Most recently, an Ipswich woman had a heart stopping moment when she realised she’d scratched a top prizes on an Instant Scratch-Its Live the Life ticket.

“When I realised I had the winning ticket I couldn’t stop yelling ‘I’ve won! I’ve won!’” the winner laughed.

“I checked it three times before I could even believe it. I’m in my 50s – I could have had a heart attack!

“I won’t want to make any hasty decisions just yet… but this win will mean big things for my life!”

The Live the Life range includes three tickets: the $5 Live the Life Black, the $10 Live the Life Gold and the $15 Live the Life Platinum.

The Instant Scratch-Its $15 Live the Life Platinum ticket offers a top prize of $5,000 a week for five years, the $10 Live the Life Gold offers a top prize of $2,500 a week for five years and $5 Life the Life Black tickets offers a top prize of $1,000 a week for five years.

All Live the Life tickets are now available from all Golden Casket retailers.

Just imagine how you could you start living life today.

It can happen in an instant. It could happen to you.