The adventures are set to continue for an Ipswich retiree who says he’s had a magic morning after hearing the news he’s started the week a millionaire. 

The Queensland player held one of the five division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4161, drawn Saturday 5 June 2021. Each division one winning entry took home $1,172,770.07. 

When we got in touch with the man this morning to break the news, he had no idea he was holding a division one winning ticket. 

“That’s super news!” he laughed. 

“At my age, I could certainly do with that! 

“I’ve never had anything like this happen to me. 

“This is super! 

“I’ve been playing for such a long time, and I cannot believe this has finally happened. 
“This has been a magic morning. I can tell you that!” 

With more than a million dollars about to hit his bank account, the retiree said things were about to get even more exciting. 

“This will give us a lovely financial boost,” he declared. 

“It will help us pay a few bills, and we will be able to help out our children and grandchildren. 

“We’ve had a very adventurous life so far. We’ve done a lot of travelling, but there are still a few places around the world we want to see. 

“And maybe we will buy a boat!” 

The life-changing 12-game QuickPick was purchased at Nextra Booval Fair, Shop 51/53, Booval Fair, Brisbane Road & South Station Road, Booval.  

Nextra Booval Fair owner Robyn Aitchison said the team was ecstatic to hear they’d sold a division one winning entry in the weekend’s draw. 

“This win has been a long time coming!” she exclaimed. 

“The last time we sold a division one winning entry was quite some time ago, so we are thrilled to have done it again. 

“A huge congratulations to our lucky winner! 

“We hope they really enjoy their prize.”