Sleepless in the Bay: Local woman wide-awake after Wednesday Gold Lotto million-dollar win
A young woman from the Hervey Bay region has confessed she’s barely slept a wink since she checked her entry after Wednesday night’s Gold Lotto draw and discovered she’s now a millionaire.
Her entry was one of the two division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3789, drawn on Wednesday 8 August 2018. Each takes home the guaranteed division one prize of $1 million.
As the entry was unregistered, Golden Casket had no way to contact the winner with the dream-come-true news, and had to wait for them to come for them to come forward to claim their prize.
This afternoon, the winner made contact with officials to confirm her million-dollar win.
“I know! Isn’t it incredible?” she exclaimed.
“And another division one winner from Hervey Bay!
“I just happened to buy this ticket. I was there and thought ‘I might buy a ticket today’. I’m glad I did.
“I checked it at home straight after the draw on Wednesday night and it was the top line of my ticket.I thought ‘Oh my god! There are all the numbers’.I quickly asked my family to check it!
“I didn’t sleep for the first 24 hours and I think I’ve had 4 hours sleep since!”
Having had some time to let her Gold Lotto win sink in, the woman shared some plans had already begun to form.
“The mortgage will be the first on the list – the practical things first.Then maybe treating ourselves.
“It will be nice not having to worry about bills anymore.”
It is the seventh major prize to land in the Wide Bay-Burnett region this calendar year and the third prize in this time frame to make one mystery resident or visitor a millionaire.
The million-dollar winning ticket was purchased at Nextra Fraser Gateway Newsagency, Shop 22-23, Stockland Shopping Centre, 6 Central Avenue, Urraween.
This win comes just 11 months after Nextra Fraser Gateway Newsagency sold its last division one winning entry. In September 2017, a down-to-earth Hervey Bay Dad took home a $30 million Oz Lotto division one win purchased from the outlet.
Nextra Fraser Gateway Newsagency owner Chris McKechnie said she was pleased the winner had been united with their prize.
“Oh that’s great! We’ve been hoping they would find out soon,” she said.
“Good luck to them! What an amazing win!
“It’s funny – for a regional area, Hervey Bay has a high amount of wins. Keep them coming!”
So far this calendar year, Monday & Wednesday Lotto and Saturday Gold Lotto have created 115 millionaires across Australia.
The winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3789 on Wednesday 8 August 2018 were 22, 11, 3, 2, 45 and 7, while the supplementary numbers were 42 and 10.
Across Australia there were two division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3789.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 244 so far this calendar year, including 58 won by Golden Casket customers.
Last financial year, there were 73 division one winning Monday & Wednesday Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won $73 million.