11 February 19

‘Strange feeling’ prompts Gold Coast man to purchase winning Saturday Gold Lotto entry

By Ally Ramsamy

Updated 11 February 2019 - 12:58 pm,

first published at 11 February 2019 - 12:58 pm


A Gold Coast man has revealed a ‘strange feeling’ prompted him to purchase an entry into Saturday’s Gold Lotto draw, winning him over $460,000.

The Queensland man held one of the 10 division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3919, drawn Saturday 9 February 2019. Each entry took home a division one prize of $405,890.35.

Remarkably, the winner’s entry also won division two 6 times, division three 12 times, division four 45 times and division five 20 times, boosting his total prize to $463,699.20.

Sharing his excitement with a Golden Casket official this morning to confirm his win, the man revealed how an unusual feeling on Saturday morning prompted him to purchase the life-changing entry.

“I only ever play Saturday Gold Lotto occasionally, but when I do I play I always use the same numbers over and over,” he explained.

“But the other day I just had a really strong desire to play because I kept waking up every morning right on 4:44am.

“It was quite funny because I just thought ‘I’ve really got to play Lotto tonight’.

“Then that night I said to my partner, ‘you better check that ticket’.

“Then she rang me back saying I think we’ve won $400,000!”

The generous winner said the prize would be going straight back into the Gold Coast community.

“It’s just such great timing because we really love helping our community and we will keep doing that,” he revealed.

“We’re going to Europe this year and we’re going to travel a lot more.

“This prize will really help me get ahead.”

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry at Sanctuary Cove News, Shop 5, Marine Village, 1 Masthead Way, Sanctuary Cove.

Sanctuary Cove News owner Ralda Ramsay said this was the first division one winning entry they’ve sold in about 20 years.

“It’s been forever since our store has had a big win!” she exclaimed.

“About 20 years ago we sold a winning syndicate and a big group of people shared that prize but I think this is the first division one winning entry one of our individual customers have won.

“We’re always anticipating a big win, so we’re so glad it’s finally happening.

“We wish our winner all the best!”

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

The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3919 on Saturday 9 February 2019 were 9, 17, 13, 11, 16 and 21, while the supplementary numbers were 33 and 38.

Across Australia, there were 10 division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3919, including three in Queensland and Western Australia, two in Victoria, and one each in South Australia and New South Wales.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 236 so far this financial 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.