A clean $1m win to Rocky father
ROCKHAMPTON'S newest millionaire came forward to claim his Gold Lotto prize yesterday.
The 46-year-old Rockhampton man, who wishes to remain anonymous, will spend his new fortune searching for his two young sons.
"I haven't seen them for nine years and I want to set up a trust fund for them,'' he told The Morning Bulletin yesterday.
The search was on for the sole winner of Wednesday's Gold Lotto first division and even featured in yesterday's Morning Bulletin.
"I work night shifts and hadn't checked my ticket yet,'' the former cleaner said.
The single man retired two hours after confirming his win at another newsagency yesterday.
He spent about $12 on the winning ticket and did not choose the numbers. He has played once a fortnight for the past 10 years.
"I'm a muso so there will be lots of music and painting now. "If I have enough money I will buy a small house in Rockhampton and settle down.''
Golden Casket head of public relations Karen Anning said: "Given this was an unregistered entry, our winner has essentially been walking around with $1 million in his pocket.''
The winning entry was the third first-division Gold Lotto ticket to be purchased from NewsXpress Rockhampton.