Winners Stories

Saturday Gold Lotto win lands in Cooroy!

A Saturday Gold Lotto division one win has landed in Cooroy, prompting celebrations at Cooroy Newsagency where the winning entry was sold.
A Saturday Gold Lotto division one win has landed in Cooroy, prompting celebrations at Cooroy Newsagency where the winning entry was sold.
 
The Cooroy entry was one of 15 division one winners nationally, and one of four in Queensland, in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3731 on 22 April 2017.  Each won a division one prize of $271,775.57.
 
The entry was registered to a local customer and Golden Casket is currently liaising with them to confirm their win.
 
The winning entry was purchased from Cooroy Newsagency, 28 Maple Street, Cooroy.
 
Cooroy Newsagency owner Laurie Kendall said it was the first time the outlet had sold a division one winning entry since he and his wife Janelle bought the store in 2004.
 
“It’s really exciting and about time!  We’ve come close a few times with several division two wins.
 
“Everyone’s talking about the win.  People come in and want to know who it is!
 
“I’ve got a funny feeling that we’ll have another division one winner soon.  When the luck is with you, you just know!” 
 
The six winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3731 on Saturday 22 April 2017 were 30, 13, 11, 18, 24 and 21.  The supplementary numbers were 15 and 27.
 
 Meanwhile, Golden Casket officials are patiently waiting for a Sunshine Coast resident or visitor who bought the sole winning entry in a Monday Gold Lotto draw four months ago to come forward and claim their million-dollar prize.
 
Golden Casket urges customers to check any unregistered tickets they bought from Cotton Tree News, 1/9 King Street, Maroochydore, in December last year.
 
Maroochydore’s unclaimed $1 million prize was won from Monday Gold Lotto draw 3618, which was drawn just before Christmas on Monday 19 December 2016 and revealed the winning numbers: 4, 10, 6, 33, 11 and 38.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 336 so far this financial year, including 82 won by Golden Casket customers.

Young Kingston dad shares "life-changing" Instant Scratch-Its win with mum-in-law

A hardworking young Kingston dad has shared his “life-changing” Instant Scratch-Its win with his mother-in-law who gave him the winning ticket as a gift.
A hardworking young Kingston dad has shared his “life-changing” Instant Scratch-Its win with his mother-in-law who gave him the winning ticket as a gift.
 
The happy winner won $100,000 on a $5 Instant Scratch-Its Crossword and immediately knew he would share his good fortune with his cherished mother-in-law.
 
The winning Instant Scratch-Its was bought from Logan City News, Shop 66, Logan City Centre, Cnr Kingston & Webley Roads, Kingston.
 
The family man explained that his mother-in-law was a big Instant Scratch-Its fan and had bought a few tickets to share with her family.
 
“She buys them regularly – always the Crossword Instant Scratch-Its!” he said.
 
“She had five of them and I got the first pick. I picked the middle one and it happened to be the $100,000 winner!
 
“Initially I thought I’d only won $750 with eight words.  I said then that I’d share the prize 50-50 with my mother-in-law.  When I scratched the last two words and won $100,000, I said nothing had changed and that I would still share the prize with her!
 
“After all, I wouldn’t have had the ticket in the first place without her!”
 
The winning man plans to use his share of the $100,000 to help buy his and his wife’s first home, while his mother-in-law is looking forward to some home renovations and a holiday.
 
“This prize is life-changing basically,” the man explained.
 
“We’re putting a deposit down on our first house and this makes it possible.  We’ve already got an appointment with the bank next week to get a home loan!”
 
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased the winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket at Logan City News, Shop 66, Logan City Centre, Cnr Kingston & Webley Roads, Kingston.
 
 Logan City News owner Bill Fu said he was thrilled one of his customers had won the top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its.
 
“Wow!  That’s great news!  It’s always good to hear that one of our customers has won!” he exclaimed.
 
“We sold another top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its about two years ago – a $2 ticket that won $25,000.  This is bigger and it’s great!”
 
It can happen in an instant. It could happen to you.

Family birthdates deliver Gold Lotto win to Sandstone Point retiree!

A retired Sandstone Point woman is celebrating after an entry featuring her family’s birthdates delivered a division one win in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto.
A retired Sandstone Point woman is celebrating after an entry featuring her family’s birthdates delivered a division one win in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto.
 
The excited winner confessed she hadn’t been able to calm down since she discovered the win immediately after the draw.
 
She was one of 15 division one winners nationally, and one of four in Queensland, in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3731 on 22 April 2017.  Each won a division one prize of $271,775.57.
 
Thanks to her registered System 9 marked entry, the Sandstone Point winner also won other divisional prizes, taking her prize total to $287,569.22.
 
“It’s just wonderful!  Thank you!” the winner told a Golden Casket official this morning.
 
“I always check my numbers every Saturday night on the computer.  I saw those numbers and thought they’re my birthday numbers!
 
“I’ve been playing them for a long time and they’ve finally paid off!
 
“I haven’t settled down yet.  It’s just wonderful!”
 
The winner plans to share her windfall with her cherished children and grandchildren.
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her registered System 9 marked entry from Sandstone Point News Extra, Shop 8, 204-208 Bestman Road East, Sandstone Point.
 
Sandstone Point News Extra owners Bob and Barb Randall said the outlet was celebrating selling its first division one winning entry since they bought it four years ago.
 
“We’ve sold two top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its, but this is our first division one winning entry,” Bob explained.
 
“It’s been really exciting.  We’ve had people congratulating us and hopefully there’s more wins to come!”
 
The six winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3731 on Saturday 22 April 2017 were 30, 13, 11, 18, 24 and 21.  The supplementary numbers were 15 and 27.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 326 so far this financial year, including 82 won by Golden Casket customers.

Tingalpa woman's Gold Lotto dreams come true!

A Tingalpa woman who has used the same lotto numbers she dreamt about 35 years ago has won division one in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto.
A Tingalpa woman who has used the same lotto numbers she dreamt about 35 years ago has won division one in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto.
 
The happy woman explained that she once dreamt about numbers tumbling out of the lotto barrel and had used them in her lotto entries ever since.
 
She was one of 15 division one winners nationally, and one of four in Queensland, in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3731 on 22 April 2017.  Each won a division one prize of $271,775.57.
 
“Thank you!  That’s brilliant. Absolutely brilliant!” the woman exclaimed when her win was confirmed.
 
“I’ve had these numbers for many, many years.   I actually dreamt these numbers about 35 years ago.  I dreamt the numbers in the right colours too, back when the balls were still all yellow.
 
“The dream was so vivid; I woke up and wrote the colours down with the numbers.  When the lotto balls later changed to different colours, they were the right numbers from my dreams!
 
“I’ve won other divisional prizes in the past but nothing like this.  So it had to happen at some time!”
 
While some of the windfall would be used to pay off her debts, the winner admitted she and her husband had already thought about ways they could enjoy their prize.
 
“My husband’s already put his order in for a new motorbike.  That’s a conversation for a later date!” she joked.
 
“We might have a little holiday too!”
 
Her registered System 9 marked entry was purchased online via thelott.com – Australia’s official online lotteries.
 
The six winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3731 on Saturday 22 April 2017 were 30, 13, 11, 18, 24 and 21.  The supplementary numbers were 15 and 27.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 326 so far this financial year, including 82 won by Golden Casket customers.

BREAKING: Bundaberg's newest millionaires found: Couple steps forward to claim Saturday Gold Lotto $1 million

Eleven days after winning more than $1 million in a Saturday Gold Lotto draw, a couple from the Bundaberg region has stepped forward to claim the prize.
Eleven days after winning more than $1 million in a Saturday Gold Lotto draw, a couple from the Bundaberg region has stepped forward to claim the prize.
 
Their entry was one of four division one winners nationally and one of two Queensland winners in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3727 on Saturday 8 April 2017.  Each won a division one prize of $1,051,524.97.
 
Speaking to a Golden Casket official today to confirm their prize, the couple explained that while they saw local media coverage about “Bundaberg’s newest mystery millionaire”, they didn’t think for a moment it was them.
 
“My wife checked the ticket off at home and said ‘we’ve probably won about $30’ – but she’d missed a few of the numbers!” the winning man explained.
 
“We were coming to town and I said ‘let’s duck in to buy another one and pick up the $30’.  Instead, we’ve got a bit more!
 
“My wife didn’t believe it. She started crying!
 
“We’d seen this newsagency had a mystery winner but didn’t expect it to be us… but here we are!”
 
With the news of their win just minutes old, the couple confessed they did not know exactly what they’d do with their entire prize, but planned to celebrate with a nice steak sandwich.
 
The man added that the win would allow the couple to fully retire and take more time to enjoy life.
 
“It will take a while to sink in fully, but it’s a great relief,” the man said.
 
“It couldn’t come at a better time!   We’ve had a rough time lately so this is a big bonus!
 
“We’ve got some things to do with it but we’re not going to rush in.  We’ll take our time with it and enjoy it. We’ve got some travel in mind!”
 
North Bundy News owner Rolf Fuernsinn said it was the relief the mystery winner had been found and united with their prize.
 
“The mystery can finally be put to rest!  Congratulations to the couple and we wish them all the very best with their prize!
 
“We’ve had so many people coming in to check their tickets during the past week, but it’s great news that they’re some of our regular customers.”
 
The six winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3727 on Saturday 8 April 2017 were 25, 38, 3, 32, 27 and 7.  The supplementary numbers were 28 and 21.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 320 so far this financial year, including 78 won by Golden Casket customers.

Ipswich man scraps mortgage after "heart pounding" Saturday Gold Lotto win!

An Ipswich man can now tear up the mortgage paperwork he was about to sign after winning division one in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw.
An Ipswich man can now tear up the mortgage paperwork he was about to sign after winning division one in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw.
 
The family man discovered the happy news of his windfall on Easter Sunday after checking his entry online.    
 
He was the only Queensland division one winner, but one of six across Australia in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3729 on 15 April 2017, who each won a division one prize of $686,749.11.
 
“It’s amazing news!” the winning man exclaimed.
 
“I’m still in shock from Sunday when I first saw it.  I couldn’t even sleep that night - my heart was pounding!
 
“My wife had a few tears of happiness and couldn’t believe it.  We’ve checked it over and over!”
 
The regular player, who had a marked 12-game entry using family birthdates, explained that the windfall couldn’t have come at a better time.
 
“We’re just about to build a new home  so we won’t need to use a mortgage now!  This more than covers the amount!” he said.
 
“I was just about to sign all the mortgage papers! 
 
“It’s a big house we’re building and it was a bit of stretch, but now we don’t need to worry about a mortgage at all so that’s fantastic.  We’ve already discussed making the home a bit bigger!”
 
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his marked 12-game entry online via thelott.com – Australia’s official online lotteries. 
 
The six winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3729 on Saturday 15 April 2017 were 40, 26, 15, 44, 3 and 32.  The supplementary numbers were 16 and 41.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 317 so far this financial year, including 78 won by Golden Casket customers.