Retiree finds out she won $1.4m in June Gold Lotto draw
A RETIREE had been holding a million dollar Gold Lotto ticket without even knowing.
She couldn't hold back the tears after she was told of her $1.4 windfall.
The Cairns retiree, who wishes to remain anonymous, had bought her winning 50-game QuickPick in the Gold Lotto draw on June 24.
"I didn't check my ticket until now, I only check them when I log in to buy more tickets," she said yesterday.
"It's unbelievable - I'm crying tears of joy."
The first thing she planned to do was "buy a nice bottle of quality wine to help celebrate".
"Who knows I might even buy a case," she laughed.
She's not the only one in her family to hold a division one winning ticket. She said her parents had also won division one nearly 60 years ago.
"They won 6000 pounds between four of them and back then they would have felt like millionaires - and now I'm an actual millionaire," she said.
"It's unbelievable. It's made my day and my year."
The woman said that she and her husband would also help their kids with their home mortgages.
"It's been driving us insane not being able to but now we can," she said.
The win reaffirms Cairns' reputation as a lotto hotspot. During the first six months of this year, seven division one wins worth $59.4 million have been enjoyed by players in the region.
The woman was one of 15 division one winning entries nationally, and one of two from Queensland, in Saturday Gold Lotto's $21 Million Superdraw draw 3749 on Saturday 24 June 2017.
"I usually but a 50-game QuickPick because they are easy to play and register," she said.
The six winning numbers in the June 24 Gold Lotto draw 3749 were 29, 43, 5, 13, 32 and 1. The supplementary numbers were 40 and 38.
Across Australia, there were 15 division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3749, including two in Queensland, two in Victoria, two in the Northern Territory, five in New South Wales, one in South Australia and three in Western Australia.