Rockhampton dad dreaming of white Christmas next year with $2.7 million Gold Lotto win
From Central Queensland to the snow, a Rockhampton dad is dreaming of his family enjoying their first white Christmas next year after discovering he is now more than $2.7 million richer.
The Rockhampton man held one of the 11 division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Gold Lotto’s $30 Million Megadraw, draw 4011 on Saturday 28 December 2019.
Each division one winning entry takes home a prize of $2,727,272.73.
When we made contact with the winner this morning, the shocked man confessed he was struggling to believe he was now a multi-millionaire.
“I only checked my ticket this morning,” he explained.
"I saw I had a win but initially didn’t see how much and didn’t think that much of it. But then one of my family members checked it and saw I’d won division one.
“I can’t believe it’s real! Every now and then I just stop and think ‘no way!’.
“I’ll be spending the day thinking I need to pinch myself.
“It’s just awesome!”
While now a multi-millionaire, the family man in his 40s still plans to go back to work in the New Year.
“You’ve still got to do something with yourself otherwise you’ll go crazy,” he declared.
“I’m going to keep a level head with this. It will make a difference to lots of people, to my family.
“I’m going to enjoy the New Year, that’s for sure.
“There will be a trip overseas at some point. I’m thinking a white Christmas with the family next year.”
The regular player, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his 50-game QuickPick entry online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.
The Central Queensland man is one of the five division one winners from Queensland from the weekend’s $30 Million Megadraw.