Qld father and son millionaires after lotto win

A Queensland father and son have spent the past two weeks completely unaware they had become millionaires.

It was only after the Cleveland duo looked at their ticket this week that they discovered they had the country's division one winning entry.

The Monday and Wednesday gold lotto ticket was drawn on March 24.

"My dad usually plays lottery games and I sometimes chip in," the son said.

"Dad got the ticket for both of us and after the draw he thought we'd won some kind of prize.

"But he'd forgotten to check the ticket properly until just now.

"We tapped in the ticket number online and we couldn't believe it.

"A division one prize was right there. All we could say was 'wow'. I think we were both in shock, we were speechless."

The Redland City residents said they would use their lottery fortune to buy a home together.

"This will help us so much, especially for my future. It's really going to set me up."

The division one winning entry was purchased at Nextra Newsagency Cleveland.

Originally published as Father and son millionaires after lotto win



Apprentice’s morning-after drink driving offence

Premium Content Apprentice’s morning-after drink driving offence

A morning-after drive to take friends home has resulted in a young man in being...

Star Rocky racehorse could be sidelined for 6 months

Premium Content Star Rocky racehorse could be sidelined for 6 months

Queensland’s best juvenile filly Sweet Dolly will undergo immediate surgery.

Truck ‘crashes into guard rail’

Premium Content Truck ‘crashes into guard rail’

UPDATE: A truck has reportedly crashed into a guard rail north of Rockhampton on...