A Wishart couple can’t wait to welcome retirement with open arms after discovering they won $1 million in  last night’s Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw.

The Brisbane residents held the only division one winning entry nationally in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 4289, on Wednesday 24 May 2023 and pocketed $1 million.

“This is terrific! We feel like crying,” the winning husband cheered when we called to deliver the winning news this morning.

“We checked our tickets this morning! We double-checked the numbers on our entry to be sure, but it still doesn’t feel real. It’s hard to believe it’s not a hoax!

“We’ve played for years and years, and it’s always exciting even when we get a prize in the lower divisions.

“It feels even better to be the only winner nationally. We feel on top of the world!

“We’ve worked our guts off for more than half our lives!

“I think it’s finally time for us to retire and use this as a chance to improve our lives.

“We’ve had our eyes on a big purchase for some time, so we’re excited to achieve that.

“Whatever we do from here, we’ll make sure to share with our kids too!

“We might go out for a coffee to have a chat about the prize while everything settles down.

“You’ve made our life.”

Their winning 19-game QuickPick was purchased online at thelott.com – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.