Pittsworth's one million dollars still unclaimed almost 48 hours after the draw
One Pittsworth shopper’s wallet or purse could be overflowing with one million dollars this weekend, but the mystery winner has yet to discover their win and claim their prize.
Almost 48 hours since the winning numbers were drawn, Golden Casket officials have yet to hear euphoric screams from the newly-minted millionaire who purchased their entry from Pittsworth Newsagency, 57 Yandilla Street, Pittsworth.
As the entry was not registered to a Winners Circle card, Golden Casket has no way to contact the winner and is eagerly waiting for the winner to check their entry.
Pittsworth Newsagency manager Debbie Markey said there had been no shortage of locals coming to the store to check their entries.
“We’ve sold other division one winning entries in the past, but this is the first million-dollar one,” she said. “It’s exciting! The news is all over town! Hopefully with everyone checking their entries our mystery winner will learn about their prize soon!”
The Queensland winner held one of the two division one winning entries across Australia in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3697 on Wednesday 20 September 2017. Each won the guaranteed division one prize of $1 million.
Golden Casket spokesperson Matt Hart said it was not unusual for some unregistered division one winners to take a few days to discover their prize. “Some customers tell us they have a routine of only checking their old Gold Lotto tickets when they next pop into an outlet to buy next week’s entry,” he said. “We’re in the business of uniting winners with their prize money and thankfully most unregistered winners come forward within seven days of the draw.
“Anyone would agree, if you won $1 million you’d want to know about it, which is why we strongly recommend registering your Gold Lotto entries to a Winners Circle card. That way we can call you with the life-changing news!”
The winning ticketholder is urged to contact Golden Casket as soon as possible on 131 868 to begin the prize claim process.
“Our contact centre is open across the weekend so if the unsuspecting Pittsworth winner checks their ticket during this time they can still make contact with us,” he said.
The winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3697 on Wednesday 20 September 2017 were 17, 13, 5, 24, 37 and 26. The supplementary numbers were 28 and 40.
Across Australia there were two division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3697 – one from Queensland and one from South Australia.
Last financial year, there were 82 division one winning Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $80 million.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 311 so far this calendar year, including 83 won by Golden Casket customers.