Rochedale woman's bus ride to work interrupted by $1 million Gold Lotto phone call!
A Rochedale woman’s bus ride to work this morning was happily interrupted by the dream-come-true news she had won $1 million in last night’s Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw.
The ecstatic woman suspected she may have won, but didn’t dare believe it could be true until a Golden Casket official had called her to confirm her win.
The hardworking woman in her 60s had one of the three division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3685 on Wednesday 9 August 2017. Each division one winner takes home the guaranteed division one prize of $1 million.
“Oh, so I didn’t see wrong!” the winner exclaimed when she received the confirmation call from Golden Casket.
“I looked at the results but thought ‘don’t get too excited’.
I was coming to work and thought ‘no, what’s the bet I looked at Saturday’s results’. That’s the sort of thing I do! “So it’s true! I can’t believe it. You’ve made my day! “I just don’t believe this is happening to me!”
The regular player, who had marked her entry using numbers handpicked by her daughter many years ago, plans to use her prize to buy her cherished family home.
“I’ve made sure I’ve always worked, my daughter had a good education, and it was all worth it, but I still had nothing to show for it,” she explained.
“I’ve always thought if I could just win enough to buy the family home off dad. That’s been my dream,” she said. “Now it’s all fallen into place!”
The happy winner also looks forward to enjoying a well-earned holiday and feeling more financially secure as she approaches retirement.
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning 12-game marked entry at Nextra Beenleigh Market Place, Shop 29A, Beenleigh Market Place, 114-118 George Street, Beenleigh.
Nextra Beenleigh Market Place owner David Redfern said the outlet had already begun celebrating selling another division one winning entry.
“We’re so excited! We’ve already got the balloons up!” he exclaimed.
“We’re a lucky store. This is our fourth division one win in recent years and we’ve also had plenty of second and third division winners too. “I’m not sure why we’re so lucky – it’s not because of my good looks I can assure you! Perhaps it’s my wit and charm!”
The six winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3685 on Wednesday 9 August 2017 were 7, 4, 45, 26, 27 and 14. The supplementary numbers were 2 and 34.
Across Australia there were three division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3685 – one from Queensland, one from New South Wales and one from Victoria.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 253 so far this calendar year, including 66 won by Golden Casket customers.