A Tewantin couple are the latest Saturday Gold Lotto division one winners.
A Tewantin couple are the latest Saturday Gold Lotto division one winners. Contributed

'I just can't believe it': Coast grandparents' $1m lotto win

A TEWANTIN couple are over the moon after hearing they're the latest Saturday Gold Lotto division one winners and the state's newest millionaires.

The shocked grandparents held one of the four division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3899, drawn December 1.

Each winning entry took home a division one prize of $1,004,705.27.

A Golden Casket official had the pleasure of breaking the news to the couple this morning, however the husband initially couldn't quite put his excitement into words.

"Good heavens," he said.

"Goodness gracious me.

"That's unbelievable.

"I can't scratch myself, that's absolutely amazing!"

As the life-changing news sunk in, the couple revealed they were passionate volunteers and planned to put some of the prize towards causes close to their hearts.

"We've been dedicated to welfare work for years, looking after the people we care so much about will be a whole lot easier now," he shared.

"You've made my dreams come true!

"I never imagined this would happen to us."

While the couple was still recovering from the shock of their win, the regular players said they would also use their windfall to do some home renos.

"We do have a lot of work to do around the house, so we will get a few contractors around here, instead of me having to do all the work" he laughed.

"It will be a different Christmas this year, that's for sure.

"I just can't believe it.

"You've taken my breath away."

The winning entry was purchased from Tewantin Newsagency, 107 Poinciana Avenue, Tewantin.

Tewantin Newsagency owner Daniel Rudledge said he and his team were "extremely excited" for their winning customer.

 

Tewantin Newsagency's Sean and Jenny Rudledge celebrate selling a winning 50-game QuickPick ticket.
Tewantin Newsagency's Sean and Jenny Rudledge celebrate selling a winning 50-game QuickPick ticket. Contributed

"This is the third division one winning entry we've sold in the 13 years we've been here. We've decorated the shop with balloons, posters and streamers to celebrate," he said.

"We are just so happy for them! What a nice, early Christmas present!

"We last sold a division one winning entry almost a year ago to the day - on December 16, 2017. So that means we've sold two in 12 months and December seems to be our lucky month!"



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