A Townsville man has attributed his $1.2 million Saturday Gold Lotto win to his weekly tradition of dedicating 30 minutes to contemplating the numbers he’d choose for the upcoming draw.

The Queensland resident held one of four division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4403, drawn Saturday 30 September 2023, and took home a total prize of $1,266,906.25.

“Goodness me!” the winner cheered when we called to confirm his newfound fortune.

“I just can’t believe it.

“I use different marked numbers for each game, and you know what my strategy is?

“Each week, I sit down and have a thinking session for 30 minutes, brainstorming which numbers to choose.

“I’ve done that for years.

“I would always wonder, ‘how do these people pick the winning numbers?’.

“Thank you so much.”

The winning man explained he’d continue to spread the love by sharing his lottery loot with family.

“This is wonderful. My sons and daughters will be pleased to know I’ll be splitting it with them,” he said.

“I can’t forget the grandchildren either! One’s been wanting a new phone.”

The winning entry was purchased at The Lucky Charm Townsville, Shop 1, Stockland Plaza, 310 Ross River Road, Townsville.

The Lucky Charm Townsville owners Morris and Annette Peluchetti said they were thrilled to see another division one win land at their outlet.

“We’re very excited as we haven’t had a division one winner for some time – give or take about eight years!” Morris said.

“This major lottery win will make it our sixth division one win.

“Congratulations to the winning man! We hope he enjoys his treasure and it makes life much easier for him.”