A Bundaberg woman has spent the night lying awake, planning exactly how she’ll enjoy her $1.3 million lottery windfall.
The regional Queenslander held one of the five division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4183, drawn Saturday 21 August 2021. Each division one winning entry took home $1,304,946.92.
Sharing her shock with an official from The Lott this morning, the woman explained she was still struggling to believe the news.
“I’m still shaking,” she cried with happiness.
“Thank you. Oh my god.
“This is massively life changing.
“I checked my ticket at midnight last night because I couldn’t sleep.
“When the prize appeared on my phone I thought, ‘No, no that can’t be right!’.
“I can’t believe this is happening.
“Wow. Wow. I am still stunned.
“I’ve dreamt about winning Lotto just like everyone else in Australia. I never thought it would actually happen to me!”
With a division one lottery fortune about to hit her bank account, the woman explained she’d finally be able to retire.
“I’ll pay the mortgage off to begin with and then quit my job,” she declared.
“I’ll also help out some family and friends and invest the rest so I can retire and enjoy myself.
“It will be amazing!”
The life-changing entry was purchased at North Bundy News, Shop 6a, Northway Plaza Shopping Centre, 23-33 Queen Street, North Bundaberg.
North Bundy News owner Rolf Fuernsinn said the exciting win was overdue for the community.
“This is such great news,” he said.
“We haven’t sold a division one winning entry since 2013 so we are really happy.
“This is a fantastic result for our customer and we’re so happy to be part of the process of selling this ticket to her!”
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4183 on Saturday 21 August 2021 were 40, 34, 43, 35, 6 and 19 while the supplementary numbers were 45 and 22.
Across Australia, there were five division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4183 – three from Queensland and one each from South Australia and the Northern Territory.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 294 so far this calendar year, including 72 won by Golden Casket customers.
In 2020, Saturday Gold Lotto created 122 millionaires across Australia.
During this time, there were 312 division one winning in Saturday Gold Lotto entries across Australia, which collectively won more than $355.13 million.