A Mackay man in his 20s has become the region’s newest multi-millionaire after landing a $2 million prize in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw.
So far this year, six division one wins have landed in the Mackay region worth more than $14.3 million.
The North Queenslander held one of the 10 division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4291 on Saturday 3 September 2022. Each division one winning entry scored $2 million.
Speaking to us, the winner recounted how his weekend was rocked by the division one winning revelation.
“I was just poking along on Sunday when I thought I’d have a look at my ticket on the app,” he shared.
“At first, I just thought, ‘nah, it isn’t real’.
“Things like this just don’t happen to me.
“As soon as I saw it was $2 million, I just started shaking.

“I even tried to have a drink of water but just couldn’t stop shaking.

“It’s just bloody unreal. Holy s***!
“I’ve been playing Gold Lotto for a few years now. I usually play my own special numbers, but for some reason, I just thought I’d put this QuickPick on.
“I don’t know what made me decide to change, but I’m glad I did now!
“This has just come at the best time. I want to set up my young family and also do some renovations around the home.
“I’ll still be turning up to work this week too!”
The North Queenslander’s 36-game QuickPick was purchased online at thelott.com – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.