Last-minute ticket wins $1 million

Published 10:25am 9 May 2024

Last-minute ticket wins $1 million
Words by Nick Crockford

A Narangba woman almost missed scoring $1 million in last night’s Gold Lotto draw, but a good feeling saved her.

The Queenslander held one of two division one winning entries in the Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto and won the division one prize of $1 million.

When an official from The Lott called to confirm the news, the woman said she hadn’t slept a wink.

“Thank you so much!” she said. “I’m so tired. I got no sleep at all last night but for the best reason!

“It’s funny, actually, I always play Saturday Gold Lotto but never Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto.

“I won about $24 on my Saturday entry and had a good feeling so I decided to put one on for Wednesday’s draw.

“Because of that, my husband was a bit confused at first. I woke him up and said, ‘I’ve got something to tell you’.

He looked panicked, and I said, ‘Don’t worry, it’s good news, we won the Lotto!’.

Last-minute ticket wins $1 million

“This entry was also a bit different because I normally do a QuickPick but this time I chose a few numbers – birthdays and things, then I closed my eyes and picked completely random for the rest.”

With $1 million about to boost her bank account, the Moreton Bay resident admitted: “I’ve already spent it all in my head!.

“Of course, we’ll use it towards the mortgage and share some with our older kids,” she said.

“We also have a family overseas holiday planned soon so I think that will be a lot nicer now!”

The winning marked 36-game entry was bought from The Lott app – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.

The winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 4389 were 28, 43, 4, 37, 38 and 15, while the supplementary numbers were 16 and 33.

Across Australia, there were two division one winning– one in Queensland and one in New South Wales.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 356 so far in FY24, including 83 won by Golden Casket customers.

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