Indooroopilly man to kick off the new decade a Gold Lotto multi-millionaire
An Indooroopilly man says he had to pick himself up off the floor after checking his Megadraw ticket to discover he’s heading into 2020 a multi-millionaire.
The Brisbane resident held one of the 11 division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Gold Lotto’s $30 Million Megadraw, draw 4011 on Saturday 28 December 2019. Each division one winning entry takes home a prize of $2,727,272.73.
Sharing his disbelief with us this morning, the shocked winner said he’d just checked his ticket.
“Holy sh*t!” he laughed.
“I’m rapt, I am absolutely rapt.
“This is a dream come true. It’s unbelievable!
“I’ve just picked myself up off the floor.
“I just rocked into the newsagency to buy a pen refill and thought I’d better check my ticket from the weekend’s draw.
“A message appeared on the terminal saying the prize was too big to pay out.
“Then the lady at the newsagency looked at me and said ‘you’re the division one winner we’ve been looking for’. “We checked the numbers and I just about hit the floor! “It hasn’t sunk in yet. I really cannot believe it.”
When asked how he might enjoy his life-changing fortune, the man didn’t take a moment to hesitate.
“I’m still working and I am so tired. I keep telling everyone if I win the lottery I am resigning immediately,” he explained.
“Bloody oath! That’s the first thing I am going to do, I will finally retire!
“I can relax and get my health in order and just enjoy myself.”
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his entry at Metro News on 1st, Shop 1002, Level 1, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Indooroopilly.
Metro News on 1st employee Carol Hinds said it was a joy to scan the division one winning ticket.
“I am so glad that this winner has now discovered his multi-million dollar prize,” she said.
“It’s was so exciting to sell this winning entry and even better to know it’s gone to a local customer.
“Congratulations to him! We’re sure he will enjoy his prize.”
The Indooroopilly man is one of the five Queensland division one winners from the weekend’s $30 Million Megadraw and the last to claim their prize.