A Kippa-Ring woman who’s been looking for a new home in the challenging property market is ready to make that dream a reality after winning $1.9 million in Gold Lotto.
The Queenslander held one of the three division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4229 on Saturday and took home $1,937,209.61.
An official from The Lott spoke to the winner immediately after she checked her ticket this morning and discovered her million-dollar win.
“When I was on my way to work this morning, I ducked into the newsagency to buy a few things and to check this Gold Lotto ticket,” she said.
“When the lady told me I’d won $1.9 million, I was absolutely gobsmacked. I could barely stand up and I wasn’t making much sense.
“I just kept saying to her, ‘Are you kidding me? Please don’t tell me this is a joke!’.
“I wanted to be pretty discrete about it all, but I let out a little scream and yelled, ‘Holy sh**!’.
“It’s absolutely brilliant. I can’t believe it! I’m still in shock now.
“Ah, I can’t believe I’m a millionaire. It’s crazy! It’s a dream! I don’t know how this is going to sink in.
“Today’s going to be a weird day. I’m still going to go to work, so there won’t be much celebrating, but I’ll be in an extremely good mood.
“The timing couldn’t be better either. I’ve been desperately looking for a house, but it’s so difficult to buy or rent in this current market.
“I’ve been so stressed about it all, but this just takes away all of those pressures. I can buy a house now! And not just any house, a really nice house!
“I’ll have to start house shopping tonight.”
The life-changing entry was purchased at Redcliffe Dolphins Discount Drug Store, Shop 5, 110 Ashmole Road, Kippa-Ring.
Redcliffe Dolphins Discount Drug Store manager Alycia Whalley said her entire team was thrilled the winner had claimed her prize.
“How exciting for our winner! It’s a life-changing prize,” she said.
“This is the first division one winning ticket we’ve sold, so it’s a big moment for us. Our entire team is thrilled to have made one of our customers a millionaire.
“We will be celebrating this win for the rest of the year. Hopefully, we’ll have more major wins this year too.
“We have an incredibly supportive community, so we’re so happy to have delivered a division one win to one of them. It’s a dream come true for us!
“On behalf of our entire team, we’d love to send our congratulations and best wishes to our division one winner. We are so excited you’ve had a million-dollar win.”
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4229 on January 29, 2022 were 9, 8, 34, 23, 40, 22, while the supplementary numbers were 17 and 13.
Across Australia, there were three division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4229 – two from Queensland and one from Western Australia.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 261 so far this financial year, including 60 won by Golden Casket customers.
In the 12 months to 30 June 2021, Saturday Gold Lotto created 174 millionaires across Australia.
During this time, there were 341 division one winning in Saturday Gold Lotto entries across Australia, which collectively won more than $435.21 million.