Kallangur woman's shock at $1m win

Published 10:47am 23 February 2024

Kallangur woman's shock at $1m win
Words by Nick Crockford

A Kallangur woman was overjoyed to hear someone in her area had scored $1 million in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto - only to  discover it was her! 

The Moreton Bay resident held one of the two division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 4367, drawn on Wednesday. 

The winning woman took a little longer to discover her newly-minted millionaire status after missing multiple calls from lottery officials earlier in the week.

“I’m in shock!” she said.

“I normally watch TV on Wednesday night and the lottery draw comes up on Channel 7, but I missed it that night, so I didn’t know I had won until I went into the newsagency.

“I had my phone on silent all Thursday and had missed multiple calls from someone who I now presume was The Lott.

“I went into the local newsagency and I gave the ticket to the team member. I said to her, ‘I heard a lucky bastard won $1 million. Good luck to them!’.

“The next thing I knew, she pulled me aside and she said, ‘Lovey, I think you might be the person who won!’.

“My heart immediately started to race. I said to her, ‘What do you mean?’ What are you serious?’.

“Then I asked her to give me the winning numbers. I’ve been playing the same numbers on my ticket for 30 years straight. I know the numbers off by heart.

Kallangur woman's shock at $1m win

“We still can’t believe it. I’ve only told my husband, daughter, and son-in-law. I jokingly said to them not to tell anyone, or they won’t be getting any of it!”

After dreaming about receiving a winning phone call for more than three decades, the north Brisbane grandmother revealed the prize would help with future retirement plans.

“I spoke to my husband yesterday and we were talking about putting the money towards our retirement,” she said.

“I just said to him, ‘let me talk to a financial advisor and the bank first’.

“We would really like to maximise the prize to its full potential and will need to receive advice about it.

“I’d love to buy myself a brand-new car as well. I wasn’t going to buy a new car for five years but now that we’ve won this prize, it will be in reach!

“We can’t wait to go out for lunch today to celebrate and we will bring along the kids and grandkids.”

Her winning System 7 entry was bought at Kallangur Fair News, on Anzac Avenue.

Owner Rajinder Kaur said she felt a wave of shock when discovering her outlet had sold a division one winning entry worth $1 million.

“I couldn’t believe it! I asked my husband to read if the winning news was true and he confirmed it was. We started to celebrate almost immediately,” she said.

Kallangur woman's shock at $1m win

“It’s pure happiness and excitement. We sold a division one winning entry just five months ago and now we’ve had another one!

“It’s a fantastic feeling helping our customers and we couldn’t be happier to hear it went to a local and regular customer who has always supported us.

“Congratulations to the winning woman and we hope all of her dreams come true!”

The winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto were 26, 34, 12, 6, 24, 13. Supplementary numbers 32 and 33.

Across Australia, there were two division one winning entries, one each in Queensland and New South Wales.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 272 so far in FY24, including 64 won by Golden Casket customers.

In 2023, Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto created 101 millionaires across Australia.

During this time, there were 113 division one winning Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto entries across Australia, which collectively won $112 million.

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