Yeppoon couple win $1.25m
5pm: A COUPLE from Yeppoon are celebrating after winning $1.25 million in Saturday Gold Lotto’s $30 million Birthday Megadraw.
The couple discovered their windfall when they visited a Golden Casket outlet on Sunday morning to have their QuickPick entry checked.
“Every Sunday morning I visit the newsagent to pick up a newspaper and the Saturday Gold Lotto results,” the husband said.
“I always go straight home and check the numbers against my weekly QuickPick to see if I’ve had any luck.
“I was crossing off the numbers on Sunday and by the time I’d crossed off five numbers in line seven I could feel my heart beating faster.
“When I matched the final number, I needed to share the excitement so I woke my daughter and called my wife to share the amazing news.
“This win will allow us to clear our debts and retire earlier than we expected – it’s a great feeling.”
The couple purchased their 24-game Mega QuickPick for $15.80 from Nextra Yeppoon Central.
There were 24 division one winners nationally who shared the division one prize pool in the Saturday Gold Lotto’s $30 million Birthday Megadraw 3129.
There were seven division one winners in Queensland, six in Victoria, eight in New South Wales, one in the Northern Territory and two in Western Australia.
The winning numbers were 38, 29, 35, 16, 11 and 17. The supplementary numbers were 34 and 24.