Rockhampton man’s Saturday Gold Lotto win decades in the making
An overwhelmed Rockhampton man has cried tears of joy upon hearing the news he was one of the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto division one winners.
The Central Queensland retiree held one of the ten division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4055 on Saturday 30 May 2020.
Each entry won a division one prize of $502,546.00.
This morning we contacted the man, who had no idea he was holding a division one winning ticket.
“Are you serious?” he eventually managed.
“Thank you so much. I had no idea at all!
“I have tears of joy streaming down my face. Wow!
“Oh my god. Oh my god. Thank you so much
“I’ve been waiting for this moment for many years.
“I think I’ve been marking my entries with those numbers for almost 40 years now.
“This is just amazing. I am over the moon!”
When asked how he planned to enjoy his life-changing prize, he said big and exciting changes were on the horizon.
“Well my wife and I are both newly retired, so this will definitely change our plans for retirement,” he said.
“We will probably look at buying the home we’ve always dreamt of living in.
“That would be incredible.
“And when things start to go back to normal, I think there will definitely be a holiday or two!”
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his division one winning 8-game marked entry at newsXpress Rockhampton, Shop 9, 305 Richardson Road, North Rockhampton.