Toowoomba couple is our 300th division one winner for 2018
The search is over! A down-to-earth Toowoomba couple has been revealed as the mystery ticketholder of the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto $4 million division one prize.
The Toowoomba couple held the only division one winning entry across Australia in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3883 on 6 October 2018. The entry takes home the entire division one prize pool of $4,020,291.14.
As the entry wasn’t registered to a Winners Circle card, we had no way to contact the ticketholder with the life-changing news.
However, this afternoon the couple came to speak with us, armed with their winning ticket and ready to claim their multi-million dollar prize.
“It’s bizarre!” the winning man declared.
“It’s going to change our lives. It’s a wonderful feeling to have.
“It’s totally bizarre. And to think it’s four million dollars. It is a little bit to take in. We’re level headed so we’re going to put it to good use.
“There’s a billion plans but we’ll wait until we see it in our account before we decide anything. We’ll definitely pay off the mortgage.”
The couple, who only play Saturday Gold Lotto occasionally, explained they checked their ticket on Saturday night, shortly after the
winning numbers were drawn.
“My wife checked it and said ‘I think we’ve won it’. I thought the prize would be about $500,000, but then we saw there was only one winner in Australia. We can’t believe it,” he explained.
“My head’s spinning right now – I just don’t believe it,” his wife added.
The winning entry was purchased at North Point News, Shop 2, Northpoint Shopping Centre, 121-131 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba.
North Point News owner Mark Stevenson said he was over the moon his outlet had sold a division one winning ticket – the first since it opened in 2014.
“It’s great news! We thought we were about due for a win, but to take the full lot is fantastic,” he said.
“We’re thrilled the winner has been found and we wish them all the very best with their prize.”