While an Emerald couple have woken up this morning to news they’re division one winners, struggling to believe they matched the winning numbers in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw. 

The central Queensland retirees held one of the five division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4017 on Saturday 18 January 2020. Each division one winning entry takes home a prize of $866,693.67. 

When we contacted the couple this morning to break the news, they were initially in disbelief.

“Thank you. Thank you,” the woman laughed. 

“Oh my gosh. That’s wonderful. 

“I feel so excited! 

“We’ve been putting those numbers on for about 20 years. There’s a few special numbers in there and the rest we picked randomly years ago. 

“I can’t believe it. I really can’t. We’re both in shock.

“Even though it’s right in front of us, we still can’t believe it.” 

When asked how they planned to enjoy their windfall, the couple said they couldn’t think straight. 

“I don’t know exactly,” she said. 

“I mean, we often think about what we’d do if we won the lottery and now we have and I can’t think at all. 

“We will be sharing it with our family. We will definitely be helping our children out.” 

The happy couple, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their winning entry online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.