A Hervey Bay couple is ready to hit the road and travel around Australia after discovering they won more than $500,000 in Saturday’s Gold Lotto draw.
The Queensland players held one of the seven division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4003 on Saturday 30 November 2019, with each entry taking home a division one prize of $587,936.00.
Speaking with a Golden Casket official this morning, the couple recalled how they discovered their win.
“Thank you so much! I have been waiting for your call,” the winning man laughed.
“We found out Saturday night. My wife checked the numbers online and that’s when she saw we won division one.
“She always checks straight after the draw on a Saturday. As you can imagine we were extremely shocked.
“We weren’t sure when you were going to call, so we’ve just been waiting for it to be confirmed. My wife was scared it wasn’t real, so I am glad to have answered this call!
“We had a few drinks on Saturday to celebrate when we found out and then we went out for a very nice lunch on Sunday.”
When asked how the couple planned to enjoy their half-a-million-dollar prize, the stoked bloke explained they’d spent the weekend planning how to use it.
“We are going to share it with our family,” he explained.
“We want to see more of Australia too. We have done so much overseas travel, so now we feel like it’s time to explore our own country.
“We have always wanted to go to the Northern Territory, so that will be first. We will be doing lots of small trips around Australia.
“It really has come at a great time. It will make things easier.
“It will mean we can do all the things we have wanted to.”
The happy couple, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their winning entry online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.
In the 12 months to 30 June 2019, Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto and Saturday Gold Lotto created 193 millionaires across Australia.
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4003 on Saturday 30 November 2019 were 10, 30, 16, 22, 38 and 20, while the supplementary numbers were 42 and 14.
Across Australia, there were seven division one entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4003 – three from Queensland, two from Western Australia and one each from South Australia and New South Wales.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 350 so far this calendar year, including 78 won by Golden Casket customers.
In the 12 months to 30 June 2019, there were 244 division one winning Saturday Gold Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $286.6 million.
More chances to win
There are more chances to win big this week with tomorrow night’s Oz Lotto offering $5 million, while Thursday’s Powerball has a huge $8 million up for grabs.
Tonight’s Set for Life draw offers players the chance to win a First Prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years – that’s $20K on Replay! Set for Life is the only game that allows you to play your numbers across seven consecutive daily draws – meaning you have the chance to win $20K on Replay every day of the week.
The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot prize is now $8.37 million for draw 1456, while the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now $630,000 for draw 10336.
Tickets can be purchased at any licenced lottery outlet, online from thelott.com or via the Lott mobile app.
The home of Australia’s Official Lotteries, the Lott operates and markets Australia’s leading lottery games customers know and love creating everyday winners, winning every day.
In the 12 months to 30 June 2019, more than 131.8 million winners took home more than $3.3 billion in prize money from their favourite games at the Lott, including Saturday Gold Lotto, Monday and Wednesday Gold Lotto, Powerball, Oz Lotto, Set for Life, Lucky Lotteries, Keno, Super 66, Lotto Strike and Instant Scratch-Its.