A Rockhampton couple admitted they were in ‘especially high spirits this weekend’ after discovering they won more than $1.6 million in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw. 

The Queensland players held one of the three division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4019 on Saturday 25 January 2020. Each division one winning entry takes home a prize of $1,600,488.18. 

We called the winning man this morning, who had been patiently waiting for the win to be confirmed. 

“Thank you!” he laughed. 

“I found out on Sunday morning when I checked my ticket on the Lott app. 

“I didn’t want to get too excited until it was confirmed. 

“But gosh it was certainly the best Chinese New Years ever!

“I went out for a nice dinner with my wife on the weekend to celebrate. 

“We were in especially high spirits this weekend.” 

When asked how the pair planned to enjoy their million-dollar prize, they admitted they wanted to be sensible with it. 

“We aren’t too sure what we will do with it. We want to save most of it,” he explained. 

“We will help our family out, and we might consider going part-time or doing some renovations on the house. 

“But that is something we really need to sit down and think about.” 

The winning entry was purchased at Card & Paper Shop, Shop 066 Stockland, 61-331 Yaamba Road, North Rockhampton. 

Card & Paper Shop owner Janet Dingley said the outlet was thrilled to have made one of their customers a millionaire. 

“We are very excited that it was sold from our business,” she said. 

“We’ve been decorating the store with plenty of signs and decorations and sharing the news with our customers. 

“We hadn’t sold a division one winning entry for a while, so hopefully this is the beginning of a winning streak. 

“We are very happy for our winners and we wish them all the best with their prize. Congratulations to them!”