A Logan couple holidaying in Cairns have had their trip take an unexpected turn, picking up a $1 million division one winning ticket in last night’s Gold Lotto draw.
The Queensland players held one of the three division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 4112, drawn Monday 14 September 2021. Each division one entry won $1 million.
This morning, an official from The Lott called the winners, who were still reeling from their million-dollar discovery.
“We checked the ticket on The Lott app last night,” the winning man said.
“We couldn’t believe it. We thought it must be a mistake.
“Nothing like this has ever happened to us, so it felt like a dream.
“We called our kids to let them know and they thought we were joking, but we said, ‘I don’t think we are!’.
“We had a very restless night after that. We both had about an hour of sleep!
“It’s just amazing.”
When asked how they planned to enjoy their windfall, the delighted duo said they were still coming to terms with the news.
“Honestly, we have no idea what we will do,” the winning woman continued.
“We’d like to go and see a financial advisor before we make any big decisions.
“We know we will use it for our retirement, but we want to make sure we are wise with it.”
The pair, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their System 7 QuickPick entry at Spar Holloways Beach, 149-153 Holloways Beach Access Road, Holloways Beach.
Spar Holloways Beach operations manager Paul Drabble said the entire team was celebrating the division one win.
“It’s so exciting! We were blown away when we realised we’d made one of our customers a millionaire,” he said.
“We only took ownership of the store 12 weeks ago, so this is so amazing for us.
“Can you hear everyone in the background? That’s the team cheering! We are so happy and ready to celebrate.
“Hopefully, we have another division one win soon!”
The winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 4112 on Monday 13 September 2021 were 33, 15, 22, 24, 18 and 14, while the supplementary numbers were 31 and 16.
Across Australia, there were three division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 4112 – two from Queensland and one from New South Wales.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 321 so far this calendar year, including 79 won by Golden Casket customers.
In the 12 months to 30 June 2021, Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto created 95 millionaires across Australia.
During this time, there were 102 division one winning Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto entries across Australia, which collectively won $101 million.