A retired North Lakes train enthusiast is looking forward to boarding the famous Orient Express after today discovering he won $1 million in a Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw almost two months ago. 

The man was one of four division one winners nationally in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3675 on Wednesday 5 July 2017.  However it wasn’t until today that he checked his entry, which had been hiding in plain sight at home all this time. 

Speaking to a Golden Casket official this morning to confirm his prize, the unsuspecting millionaire initially thought he was only on track for a small divisional prize. “You’re kidding! A million dollars?  On the fifth of July?!” the winner exclaimed. 

“Woohoo!!  Oh this is fantastic!  Holy Dooley!  That’s good news! “I marked my entry using mostly birthdays and a few of my lucky numbers.  I’ve been playing those numbers for about three decades! “I never used to think I was a lucky person, but now I am!  You’ve made my day!”

The thrilled winner won’t run off the rails celebrating saying he plans to use his million-dollar Gold Lotto windfall to help his family and community, and indulge in his passion for trains. 

“It will be great not to have any money worries.  I give a lot of money to charity, especially anything to do with cancer, so I can give a little bit more now,” he said. “I also really like trains and I’ve done a few train journeys here in Australia and overseas.  I’ve always wanted to travel on the Orient Express and Trans-Siberian Railway – they’ll be on my radar sooner rather than later now!” 

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning 6-game marked entry from Supanews Northlakes, Shop 1085, Westfield North Lakes, Cnr Anzac Avenue & North Lakes Avenue, Mango Hill. 

Supanews Northlakes store manager Nathan Hughes said he was over the moon his customer had been united with the million-dollar prize. “It’s the first division one winning entry we’ve sold for a few years and it’s been a really exciting time for us,” he said. “We’ve had the signs up and everyone’s been coming in to the outlet asking about it – they’ve just been so happy for the customer. “Hopefully we might have another division one winning customer soon!” 

The six winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3675 on 5 July 2017 were 3, 36, 11, 18, 32 and 24. The supplementary numbers were 7 and 14. 

Throughout Australia, there were four entries that won the guaranteed division one prize of $1 million in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3675.  

Last financial year, there were 275 division one winning Saturday Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $283 million.  

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 275 so far this calendar year, including 71 won by Golden Casket customers.