A Gladstone retiree has struggled to hold back tears upon hearing the news she’s suddenly $1.6 million richer after winning division one in the weekend’s draw.

The Queensland player held one of the four division one winning entries across the country in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4097 on Saturday 24 October 2020. Each entry won a division one prize of $1,614,571.04.

We contacted the unassuming winner to break the life-changing news.

“Oh my god,” she managed eventually.

“I’m crying.

“Oh dear. Oh my goodness. That’s incredible!“

Thank you. Wow.

“I had no idea. Oh my goodness!

“You have no idea how much this means to me. This is just so wonderful.

“I can’t believe this. Wow.

“Of course you always hope to win one day but you just never think it will happen to you!

“I’ve played the same numbers for all these years, and now they’ve been drawn.

“It’s amazing!”

When asked how she thought she might enjoy life as a millionaire, the generous woman thought of her family first.

“Honestly this is such a relief,” she said.

“I’m retired, and now I’ll be able to help the kids.

“I’d like to make sure my family is comfortable and be able to take them on a holiday when we can travel again.

“This will make my life so much easier. It’s going to take a while to sink in!

”The happy winner purchased her life-changing entry online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.