A Rocky region granddad is celebrating with his family after discovering he is now more than $700,000 richer from winning division one in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw.
The happy man held one of the six division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3771 on Saturday 9 September 2017, including four from New South Wales, one from Queensland and one from Victoria. Each entry takes home the division one prize of $695,626.88.
In addition to his division one win, the retired man’s System entry also won division three 6 times, helping to push his Saturday Gold Lotto windfall to $700,384.88.
A Golden Casket official broke the winning news to the granddad this afternoon, leaving him momentarily speechless.
“Holy heck! It’s a shock! It’s a good shock I can tell you!” he exclaimed.
“I’m just bloody excited. You don’t know how much this is going to help us. We needed this.”
The regular Saturday Gold Lotto player said he had been marking his entry with the same numbers for “yonks”.
The retired man looks forward to helping his family and not worrying about money as much.
“I think I’ll need to sit down for a few days and wait before doing anything,” he declared.
“It’s just a relief. We won’t have to worry when bills come in.
“It’s boost for the family. I’ll be able to help the kids. I’ll also be able to put some money into the house and even buy myself a brand new car!”
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning marked entry of five System 7 games from Park Avenue News & Convenience Store, Shop 9, 37 Main Street, North Rockhampton.
Park Avenue News & Convenience Store owner Rob Ganter said it was an amazing feeling selling a division one winning entry.
“It’s good news isn’t it? You know you’ve changed someone’s life forever and it’s great to be part of it,” he said.
“This is the second time we’ve sold a division one winning entry during the past decade. We’ve also sold a Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its that landed a customer $250,000.
“We’re on a roll and we hope it keeps going!”
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3771 on Saturday 9 September 2017 were 12, 42, 40, 21, 35 and 28 while the supplementary numbers were 4 and 9.
Across Australia there were six division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3771, including one from Victoria, four from New South Wales, and one from Queensland.
Last financial year, there were 275 division one winning Saturday Gold Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $283 million.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 298 so far this calendar year, including 79 won by Golden Casket customers.