Wynnum man heading on a holiday to decide what to do with million-dollar Saturday Gold Lotto win
A Wynnum retiree no longer needs to dream about one day winning the lottery after the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw made him an overnight millionaire.
The happy south-east Queenslander held one of the five division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4137, drawn Saturday 13 March 2021. He takes home a division one prize of $1,165,537.35.
Confirming his win with us this morning, the overwhelmed man said he was having an out-of-body experience.
“I’m shaking,” he managed eventually.
“Oh, this is real. This is real!
“I’ve been dreaming that I’m going to win the lottery one day soon.
“For many years I always thought this would happen and now it has!
“I’m numb. I’m so numb!
“Wow. I don’t know what to say.
“This is not a dream. This is actually happening!
“I cannot believe it.”
When asked how he imagined retirement as a millionaire, the loving dad said he’d be thinking long and hard about what to do with his life-changing prize.
“I’m getting on a plane and going for a holiday somewhere nice to let the news sink in,” he said.
“I’ll be able to help my family out in a big way and that will be unbeatable.
“I feel like I am in a dream. My mind is all fuzzy!”
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his life-changing marked 18-game entry at newsXpress Wynnum, Shop 2, 126 Edith Street, Wynnum.
newsXpress Wynnum owner Deepak Kumar said the win marked a special milestone for the outlet.
“This is the first division one winning entry we’ve sold since we took over the outlet five months ago,” he said.
“It’s so exciting to know that one of our customer’s lives has changed in a big way.
“Everyone in the community is so happy for him.
“Congratulations to him!”