29 April 2016, By Mandy Paterson
Travel Plans For Saturday Lotto Winners
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Two of the four Division 1 winners from a $4,000,000 Saturday Lotto draw have got travel on the mind. Both of the Saturday Lotto winners are new millionaires after collecting over $1,000,000 each in prize money.
A couple from the Gold Coast suburb of Coolangatta were cool, calm, and collected when staff at the local newsagency informed them that they had won Division 1 – because the husband said he always knew he was going to win lotto! “Mind you, I’ve said that for about 40 years!” he laughed.
He said the newsagency staff couldn’t believe how calm he was upon hearing the news that he was a new millionaire. “I didn’t jump up and down or scream,” said the winning husband, adding that just a few weeks earlier he had told his wife that he “had a good feeling” that he was next in line for a big win. The couple’s daughter was more open with her emotions when they broke the news to their family – she was so happy she began to cry.
The lucky winners plan to invest their winnings and upgrade their upcoming holiday flights from Economy to First Class. Their winning 12-game Quickpick, purchased from a local newsagency, brought them a total of $1,001,230.87.
Meanwhile in Melbourne, a man in his sixties wants to take his wife on a “big overseas holiday” with his million dollar prize. The winner, clearly a romantic at heart, said that the win would also give his wife the chance to retire “for good”, and allow him to retire earlier than he had planned as well.
His winning System 7 ticket, purchased online, resulted in a total of $1,011,802.07 in prize money across multiple divisions. When he was contacted by lottery officials with news of the win, his response was total disbelief – he even said “You’re kidding me!”
Even though he had already checked his ticket on the weekend, he somehow missed the fact that he was a new millionaire. He explained how he always checked his ticket every Sunday following the TattsLotto draw only to lament to his wife that he hadn’t won anything. Not this time!
“You’ve got to be in it to win it, so I kept buying my ticket,” he said. “I still can’t believe this!”
There were two other Saturday Lotto winners in the weekend’s draw; one located in New South Wales and one located in South Australia. The winning numbers from Saturday Lotto draw 3627 on the 23rd of April were 10, 34, 36, 32, 3 and 27 plus supplementary numbers 20 and 26.