Atherton grandmother to share her Saturday Gold Lotto fortune with family
A generous Atherton grandmother is planning on spoiling her grandchildren after this morning hearing the news she was one of the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto division one winners.
The Far North Queenslander held one of the 12 division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4051 on Saturday 16 May 2020.
Each entry won a division one prize of $410,606.71.
This morning, we broke the news to the winning woman, who had been oblivious to her good fortune.
“How much!?” she yelled with excitement.
“I can’t believe it. Oh my god! “Truly? Oh my god.
“I had no idea, none at all. Oh wow. I cannot believe it.
“Oh my god. I am absolutely gobsmacked.
“I’ve been marking my entries for a really long time. They’re birthday numbers and that kind of thing.
“I’m shaking. I can’t stop shaking. This is just unbelievable.
“My family won’t believe me when I tell them this. My grandchildren will be rapt!”
When asked how she planned to enjoy her prize, all she could think of was her family.
“I’ll be doing my house up for a start,” she laughed.
“I will be able to help out my grandchildren. They’ve always been so good to me, so I am looking forward to being able to spoil them a little bit.
“Apart from that, I’m that excited I cannot think! This news is just unbelievable.”
The overwhelmed winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning marked 4-game entry at Summers Newsagency, 25B Main Street, Atherton.
Summers Newsagency owner Helen Williams said she was so excited for her local winner.
“This is fantastic news!” she exclaimed.
“It’s been six years to the day since we’ve sold a division one winning entry, so the timing is incredible.
“We’ve sold six division one winning entries over the years and we’re thrilled for our latest winner.
“Congratulations to her!”