20 September 21

Cleveland dad’s last-minute decision leads to million-dollar Gold Lotto fortune

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  • A Cleveland dad says he got the surprise of his life when he checked his Saturday Gold Lotto ticket yesterday and discovered he was suddenly a millionaire.
  • The Redland City retiree held one of the six division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4191, drawn Saturday 18 September 2021. Each division one winning entry took home $1,048,320.62.
  • The generous dad said he’d use his prize to upgrade his home and help out his children.
  • His life-changing 24-game QuickPick entry was purchased online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.
  • It’s the fifth division one win to land in Redland City so far this year. These five division one winning entries have scored more than $5.59 million in prize money.

By Anna Hobdell

Updated 20 September 2021 - 10:12 am,

first published at 20 September 2021 - 10:12 am

A Cleveland dad says he got the surprise of his life when he checked his Saturday Gold Lotto ticket yesterday and discovered he was suddenly a millionaire.

The Redland City retiree held one of the six division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4191, drawn Saturday 18 September 2021. Each division one winning entry took home $1,048,320.62.

Confirming his win with an official from The Lott this morning, the winner explained he made the life-changing discovery on Sunday morning.

“Thank you very much,” he said.

“I am feeling pretty good, actually.

“I have got to say I got a bit of a shock yesterday when I checked my ticket.

“Something in the back of my mind was telling me to get online and check my entry. That’s when I got the surprise of my life.

“I got the ticket on Saturday night, quite last minute, and the rest is history!

“It was an amazing feeling when I saw that prize on my screen.”

With more than $1 million about to hit his bank account, the Queenslander had no doubt he’d be able to enjoy his prize with his wife throughout their retirement.

“It is certainly going to come in handy,” he declared.

“We’re both retired and we will be able to really enjoy it throughout our retirement.

“We will probably look at upgrading the house and helping our children out as well.”

His life-changing 24-game QuickPick entry was purchased online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.

The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4191 on 18 September 2021 were 5, 36, 6, 15, 43, and 18, while the supplementary numbers were 24 and 29.

Across Australia, there were six division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4191 – two from New South Wales and Victoria, and one each from Queensland and South Australia.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 332 so far this calendar year, including 82 won by Golden Casket customers.

In the 12 months to 30 June 2021, Saturday Gold Lotto created 174 millionaires across Australia.

During this time, there were 341 division one winning in Saturday Gold Lotto entries across Australia, which collectively won more than $435.21 million.