Maleny couple with a million dreams celebrate Wednesday Gold Lotto million-dollar windfall
A Maleny couple in their 30s have admitted they have a million thoughts on how they’ll use their million-dollar windfall from last night’s Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw.
The couple held one of only two division one winning entries nationally in last night’s Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3747 on Wednesday 14 March 2018. Each won a division one prize of $1 million.
When a Golden Casket official confirmed their prize today, the winning woman broke into tears.
“Thank you!” she cried.
“I’ve known since 10.30pm last night. My partner checked it and woke me up and told me. I thought he was making a joke. So we checked it a thousand times – I didn’t really get much sleep.
“I cried for a little bit and then it took a while to sink in and it hasn’t really sunk in until now.
“I walked into the outlet this morning with the ticket shaking. I said to the lady behind counter ‘I already know what’s on it’. Then she started shaking and crying too."
The winning couple explained they only played Gold Lotto occasionally.
“My partner bought the ticket yesterday and said ‘we’re going to win, I’ve got a felling!’.
He says that all the time though,” she laughed.
“We have no idea what we’re going to do with the money yet. We’ve talked about it. We’ve got a million things in our heads of what we want to do, but don’t know what we’re going to do.
The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their winning 50-game QuickPick from Star Discount Chemist Maleny, 1/25 Maple Street, Maleny.
Star Discount Chemist Maleny staff member Suzanne Chisholm said the outlet was celebrating selling its second division one winning entry.
“It’s just fantastic news. We’re telling everybody we sold a division one winning ticket,” she said.
“I often say to customers we’re nearly as excited as you if you win big. We wish this couple all the very best with their prize.”
The six winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3747 on Wednesday 14 March 2018 were 17, 31, 9, 4, 36 and 34, while the supplementary numbers were 5 and 15.
Across Australia, there was only two division one winning entries – both from Queensland.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 302 so far this financial year, including 73 won by Golden Casket customers.