A Palm Beach dad’s life has changed right in front of his eyes after he checked the winning Saturday Gold Lotto numbers in the newspaper and realised they were the ones printed on his ticket.

 The Gold Coast resident held one of the four division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4189, drawn Saturday 11 September 2021. Each division one winning entry took home $2.5 million. 

Sharing his excitement with us this morning, the winner explained he’d only just thought to check the weekend results. 

“Thank you very much,” he laughed. 

“I play every now and again but not very often, so this is such a surprise!

“I’ve never even won a chook raffle. This is amazing. 

“I checked the numbers in the paper and I couldn’t believe my eyes. It’s incredible.” 

With a multi-million-dollar prize about to hit his bank account, the only thing the Gold Coast dad could think of was his children. 

“I’m going to share it with my kids,” he declared. 

“I know that it will really change their lives. It will be such a nice feeling to gift it to them.” 

Their life-changing entry was purchased at Palm Beach Newsagency, Shop 5A, Pavilions on 5th, 6 Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach. 

Palm Beach Newsagency owner John Scanes said he was happy to hear a local had come forward to claim his prize.   

“We are so excited for our lucky customer, and we’re so happy to know it’s gone to a local customer,” he said. 

“We’ve sold six division one winning entries over the years. Here’s hoping our winning streak will continue with many more big prizes in the future! 

“Congratulations to our latest winner!”