Slacks Creek man to celebrate Saturday Gold Lotto division one win with a “sickie”
Would you still turn up to work if you just discovered you’d won division one? One hard-working Slacks Creek man has begun planning a “sickie” for tomorrow to celebrate his good fortune.
The Queenslander discovered his $672,000 Saturday Gold Lotto fortune this morning, describing the confirmation of the life changing news as “discovering gold at the end of a rainbow”.
The man’s entry was one of the six division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3923, drawn Saturday 23 February 2019. Each entry won a division one prize of $672,193.57.
Confirming his win with us this morning, the man revealed he had no idea he’d been walking around with a division one winning entry inside his wallet for days.
“That’s unbelievable,” he exclaimed after the initial shock subsided.
“I’ve been playing lottery games for years and I’ve had a couple of little wins here and there but nothing at all like this!
“This is definitely the icing on the cake as they say.
“I had no idea I’d won.
“I just pulled into my local newsagency to check my entry from the weekend and they told me they couldn’t pay the prize out.
“I’m pretty shocked.
“This news is like discovering gold at the end of the rainbow!”
The Logan resident described himself as a hard-worker, but said he’d need a sickie to celebrate his unexpected win.
“I’ll keep working, that’s for sure. But I’m going to have to call my boss and tell him I’ll be sick tomorrow,” he laughed.
“I’d love to buy an acreage property. I think that will be my first purchase.
“I honestly don’t know though, this news is still sinking in!”
The winning 36-game entry was purchased at Chatswood Hills News & Casket Agency, Shop 34, Chatswood Hill Shopping Centre, Magellan Road, Springwood.
Chatswood Hills News & Casket Agency owner Soni Dahiya said he was relieved to know the winner had finally checked their entry and discovered their good fortune.
“Customers keep coming in hoping they’ve got the winning entry so we’re thrilled the rightful winner has checked their ticket,” he said.
“Just over a year ago we sold a winning $10 million Powerball entry, so we’re so excited to have sold another division one winning entry so close to the last.”
“We have no doubt this man will enjoy his prize, we wish him all the best and hope they visit us again soon!”