A Toowoomba couple who told themselves they’d win the lottery one day have woken up as newly minted millionaires after landing a $1.4 million win in Saturday Gold Lotto.

The Darling Downs duo held one of seven division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4293, drawn Saturday 10 September and take home a total prize of $1,428,571.43.

So far in 2022, there have been three major lottery wins in the Darling Downs and Southwest region, collectively worth more than $1.62 million in prize money.

When we confirmed the life-changing news on Sunday morning, the winning man explained he hadn’t slept a wink.

“I’m in shock!” he laughed.

“I decided to check the results before falling asleep on Saturday night.

“When I saw the winning numbers come up, I thought to myself, ‘That can’t be real!’

“We’re really nervous but excited about what’s to come!”

“It’s funny, he’s always said he’ll win division one, one day!” his wife added.

“We’ve been together for many years and have been through a lot – this means so much to us.

“We love our family, and we have everything we really need. While we might have just won $1.4 million dollars, we will continue to be humble and happy!

“We really want to be wise with our money and invest it into something great. We want to see it go a long way.

“My husband has always wanted to start his own hospitality business, and now he can!

“It’s going to be a normal week. We will go to work, have a cup of coffee, and scratch some Instant Scratch-Its for a bit of fun.

“We can’t thank you enough.”

Their winning 24-game QuickPick was purchased at The Lucky Charm Toowoomba, Shop 2, K Mart Plaza, Cnr Stenner Street and Ruthven Street, Toowoomba.

The Lucky Charm owners Tony and Karen Hynes said the division one winning entry is wonderful news for the local community and is creating a great buzz.

“We’re very excited to hear one of our customers has taken home a million-dollar prize in Saturday Gold Lotto! We hope it’s one of our regulars who has scored the win,” Karen said.

“All of our customers are already really excited for us – there’s a real buzz around the store.

“It’s been a couple of years since we sold a division one winning entry, so this is great to hear. I believe we’ve now sold four division one winning entries. This will be the start of a winning streak!

“We couldn’t be happier for our winner, and we really hope they enjoy their win for many years to come.”