12 August 19

Buderim pensioners change plans for retirement with news of $1 million lotto win

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  • A Buderim couple say their life has been turned upside down in the best way possible after winning more than $1 million in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw.
  • The retirees held one of the four division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3971 on Saturday 10 August 2019, with each entry taking home a division one prize of $1,017,643.37.
  • The winners plan to use their prize to enjoy their retirement by travelling the world and helping their family.
  • The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their winning entry at Wurtulla Newsagency, Shop 9, 614 Nicklin Way, Wurtulla.

By Ally Ramsamy

Updated 12 August 2019 - 10:27 am,

first published at 12 August 2019 - 10:27 am

A Buderim couple say their life has been turned upside down in the best way possible after winning more than $1 million in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw.

The retirees held one of the four division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3971 on Saturday 10 August 2019, with each entry taking home a division one prize of $1,017,643.37.

Confirming their win with a Golden Casket official this morning the pensioners revealed they hadn’t slept a wink since discovering their news.

“I couldn’t sleep at all last night,” the woman laughed.

“My head was going round and round like a merry-go-around.

“I’m in shock!

“We checked our ticket yesterday. We can’t believe it!

“It’s turned our lives upside down and inside out.

“This is fantastic. Unbelievable. It’s sinking in very slowly.”

The couple said their new millionaire status would significantly change their plans for retirement.

“We’re a retired couple and this is going to make such a huge difference to our retirement,” she said.

“It’s very beneficial.

“I’ve got my heart set on travelling all over the world. We also want to do some charity work and share our win with our family.”

The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their winning entry at Wurtulla Newsagency, Shop 9, 614 Nicklin Way, Wurtulla.

Wurtulla Newsagency owner Wade Broderick said the outlet had been on a winning streak.

“We’re completely shocked and super excited. We have been eagerly waiting to sell a division one winning entry since taking over the outlet 18 months ago,” he said.

“Just a week ago we also sold a division two winning entry!

“All our amazing customers are extremely happy for us and our lucky winner.

“They are a very deserving couple and we couldn't be happier for them.

“Congratulations to them!”

In 2018, Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto and Saturday Gold Lotto created 194 millionaires across Australia.

The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3971 on Saturday 10 August 2019 were 39, 9, 6, 37, 1 and 38, while the supplementary numbers were 11 and 45.

Across Australia, there were four division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3971, two from Victoria and one each from Queensland and South Australia.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 235 so far this calendar year, including 51 won by Golden Casket customers.

In the 12 months to 31 December 2018, there were 280 division one winning Saturday Gold Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $306.19 million.