Redcliffe man's 'miracle' $1.81 million Lotto win

Published 12:01pm 17 May 2022

Redcliffe man's 'miracle' $1.81 million Lotto win
Words by Nick Crockford

A Redcliffe man was doing a school drop off this morning when he finally answered a call and discovered he’d won $1.81 million in a recent Saturday Gold Lotto draw.

The Queensland player held one of the 11 division one winning entries in the Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4257 on May 7.

Each division one winning entry scored $1,818,181.82.

When The Lott called the winner today, he was driving and had to pull over to hear the incredible news.

Can't stop shaking

“Thank you very much! I had no idea. I’m just doing the school drop off,” he said. “You were very persistent with your calls this morning, so I knew I had to answer.

“I wish I had answered earlier! But I usually ignore calls from numbers I don’t know. I’m sorry! I’m in so much shock right now. I can’ stop shaking!

“I’ve been struggling a bit these past few years, so this is life-changing for me. This is an absolute miracle. You’re an angel!

“I’ve been playing for years, but I’ve never won anything like this. It’s a dream come true! I can’t believe I’m a millionaire! I never thought this day would come.

Redcliffe man's 'miracle' $1.81 million Lotto win

In shock

“I’m in so much shock that I don’t know how I’ll celebrate. I can’t stop shaking. I don’t think I can do anything right now but sit down and try and take this all in.

“I’ll use the prize to buy myself a house and look after my family. This is the greatest gift I could ever ask for. Thank you so much. I could cry right now.”

The Moreton Bay man bought his winning System 8 QuickPick entry online at thelott.com – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.

The winning numbers were 6, 45, 13, 11, 17 and 7. The supplementary numbers 43 and 23.

11 winners

There were 11 division one winning entries – four from Queensland, three in Victoria and one each from NSW, South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 162 so far this calendar year, including 36 won by Golden Casket customers.

There are more chances to win big with tonight’s Oz Lotto offering $10 million, while Thursday’s Powerball has $80 million up for grabs.

Tickets can be purchased at any licenced lottery outlet, online from thelott.com or via The Lott mobile app.

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