Four Queenslanders have started 2023 with a bang, with each scoring more than $3.3 million in the weekend’s $40 Million Megadraw.

There were 12 division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4325, drawn Saturday 31 December 2022. Each division one winning entry pocketed $3,333,333.34.

$3.3 million windfall delivers an unforgettable and sleepless New Year’s Eve to Forest Lake man

A Forest Lake man has confessed he didn’t get a wink of sleep on New Year’s Eve after he checked his Saturday Gold Lotto ticket before bed and realised he was now a multi-millionaire.

“Normally I don’t really check my ticket straight away, but on Saturday night I thought I’d have a quick look,” he explained to us.

“Then I started scrolling, and I could see all six numbers lit up.

“I told my wife, and we checked the ticket together. I’ve checked it a few times since I can tell you.

“We didn’t get much sleep that night. We just couldn’t believe it. It’s pretty surreal.

“What a New Year’s Eve present!

“My wife actually picked those numbers. She just went through and picked some, and we’ve used them ever since.

“Lucky I didn’t forget to put them on this week!  Some weeks I do forget.”

The Brisbane resident shared he already had some plans for his prize.

“This is definitely life-changing for us and has given us a few things to think about,” he said.

“We’ll pay off the mortgage, and we also want to help out our kids – even though they don’t believe us at the moment. We want to give them a foot up in life.”

The man’s marked 37-game entry was purchased online at – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.

Loganholme mum eyeing a change of scenery in 2023 with Saturday Gold Lotto prize

A Loganholme woman’s long-held dream to explore a new career is about to become a reality after she scored $3.3 million on New Year’s Eve.

“I got up on Sunday morning a bit late, went for a walk and thought, ‘I better check my tickets’,” she explained.

“At first, I checked another ticket, and I won $35 on that. I was pretty happy with that. Then I checked this ticket!

“It was a nice surprise! A good way to start the New Year.

“The ticket is now on the fridge where I can see it.

“It’s lovely. It’s really lovely! I still do not believe it.”

While still digesting the news she’s now a multi-millionaire, the Queenslander shared she had some initial thoughts about how she would best enjoy her Lotto loot.

“This is going to pay the house off, and I want to change careers this year,” she said.

“It’s definitely come at the right time. It’s going to be a great 2023!”

The woman’s winning entry was purchased at Nextra Hyperdome City News, Shop 223, Logan Hyperdome, 3828-3846 Pacific Highway, Loganholme.