Hastings Point couple vacationing in Emerald accidentally buy winning $621,000 Gold Lotto ticket!
A Hastings Point couple travelling around Australia are thanking a mistake that led them to buying the “wrong” lottery ticket, and ultimately scooping up a $621,000 Saturday Gold Lotto prize.
The duo held one of the eight division one winning entries across the country in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4085 on Saturday 12 September 2020. Each entry won a division one prize of $621,499.92.
The happy pair did not register their entry to a player card, so we had no way of contacting the winner and had to wait for them to come forward.
Today, the couple checked their ticket and discovered they were division one winners.
“Oh wow! Oh my god!” the winning man said.
“Can you believe I was actually meant to buy a ticket into another draw? This was actually the wrong ticket.
“It was a complete mistake, a very good mistake.
“I am glad I bought this ticket. I am very, very, very happy!
“This is amazing! It’s beautiful!
“It’s just fantastic.
“It will make the world of difference to us. It takes a lot of pressure off.
“I just can’t believe it. I only remembered to check my ticket when I saw on TV that someone won Powerball last night.
“I am flabbergasted.
“You’ve made our day, our week, our year.”
When asked how they planned to enjoy their prize, the overjoyed duo said they already had a few ideas.
“We’ve been living in our caravan in Queensland for the past few months, so this means we can update it and get a new one,” he said.
“We will also share it with our family and use some for more travelling.
“The rest we will save for the future.”
The winning entry was purchased at newsXpress Central Highlands, Shop 26 Central Highlands Market Place, 2-10 Codenwarra Road, Emerald.
newsXpress Central Highlands owner Sally Murphy said she couldn’t be happier for the winners.
“Emerald is only a small town, so we’ve been very busy checking tickets, hoping the winner would come forward,” she exclaimed.
“We are so glad they now have discovered their division one winning news.
“Isn’t it a fantastic win?
“We would just like to congratulate our lucky winners and wish them all the best for whatever the future holds. No doubt life will be looking a lot brighter after this life changing win!”