“I thought I was seeing things” confesses Brisbane man after Gold Lotto win
A Brisbane man has this morning confessed he refreshed the Lott app hundreds of times on Saturday night to confirm he wasn’t just seeing things and was in fact one of Saturday Gold Lotto’s division one winners.
The Queenslander held one of the seven division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3917, drawn Saturday 2 February 2019. Each entry took home a division one prize of $574,474.92.
The man’s entry also won in division three 18 times and division four 45 times, rounding up his total prize to $593,640.42.
Confirming his exciting win with us today, the Brisbane resident explained how he discovered his good fortune on Saturday night after checking the app.
“I saw on the app that I had won division one just after the draw, but I had no idea how much I’d won,” he explained.
“In the short time it took for the dividends to calculate and appear I think I refreshed the app hundreds of times, just waiting impatiently.
“When the dividends did appear I had to keep refreshing the page to make sure I wasn’t seeing things.
“Almost $600,000, it’s just so good isn’t it?!
“It’s a bit surreal to be honest, I really had to pinch myself!”
The winner revealed he’d been playing Saturday Gold Lotto regularly for years, always marking his entries.
“I play the same marked numbers every week consistently, without fail,” he said.
“For years, I’ve been hoping my numbers would eventually roll in.
“This weekend I was just so lucky!
“I’ll pay some bills and pay off my mortgage, then go from there.
“That’s the beauty of it, isn’t it? I’ve got plenty of time up my sleeve now.
“It’s just fantastic!”
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning System 9 entry online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.