A Sunshine Coast man who spent a week oblivious to the fact he was a millionaire after winning division one in Monday Lotto, said discovering the news had 'made his life'.
The Queensland entry was the only division one winning entry nationally in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3888, drawn Monday 22 July 2019. The entry scored the guaranteed division one prize of $1 million.
When a Golden Casket spoke to the winner this morning, he admitted hearing he had become a millionaire had 'made his life'.
"Oh my god! I am glad I am sitting down," he laughed.
"I am the opposite of speechless! I want to scream right now.
"I found out yesterday at the newsagency. I checked my ticket and bingo, there it was.
"There were lots of people at the newsagency at the time, so I had to try to be as cool as possible. It was very difficult. I just wanted to jump up and down.
"Hearing it confirmed by you though, it's insane! Because now I know it's true.
"I was about to say you've made my day, but you've actually made my life!
"Your ads always say 'wouldn't it be nice', and I can confirm yes it is nice, it is much better than nice!"
The ecstatic winner admitted he had spent the night planning how he is going to enjoy his million-dollar windfall.
"I am going to buy a house in the Hinterlands," he shared.
"I will take some time off work too and travel around Australia.
"I think I might celebrate in a few weekends time and go camping too."
The million-dollar winning entry was purchased at Mountain Creek TSG, Shop 5A, 158-170 Karawatha Drive, Mountain Creek.
Mountain Creek TSG owners Paul and Carlie Dicello said they were thrilled to know one of their customers had become a millionaire overnight.
"We're incredibly excited to have sold our very first division one winning entry!" Carlie Dicello said.
"When we discovered the news we screamed and jumped around.
"We wish our winner the very best with their prize.
"Hopefully we make another one of our customers a division one winner soon!"
In 2018, Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto and Saturday Gold Lotto created 194 millionaires across Australia.
The winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto Lotto draw 3888 on Monday 22 July 2019 were 25, 4, 3, 38, 17, and 27 while the supplementary numbers were 18 and 29.
Across Australia, there was one division one winning entry in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3888 on Monday 22 July 2019 – from Queensland.
The Lott's division one winning tally has now reached 206 so far this calendar year, including 42 won by Golden Casket customers.
In the 12 months to 31 December 2018, there were 69 division one winning Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto entries across the Lott's jurisdictions, which collectively won $62 million.
More chances to win!
There are more chances to win big this week with tomorrow night's Oz Lotto offering $25 million, while Thursday's Powerball has $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 $85.48 million for draw 1403, while the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now $2.71 million for draw 10302.
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In the 12 months to 30 June 2018, 74 million winners took home a total of $2.7 billion in prize money from their favourite games which include Saturday Gold Lotto, Monday and Wednesday Gold Lotto, Powerball, Oz Lotto, Set for Life, Lucky Lotteries, Keno and Instant Scratch-Its.