Full steam ahead for North Lakes train enthusiast after $1 million Wednesday Gold Lotto win!
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.