"This is unreal", says Bribie winner

Published 11:30am 2 July 2024

"This is unreal", says Bribie winner
Words by Nick Crockford

A Bribie Island man has struggled to come down from cloud nine after becoming a millionaire in last night’s Weekday Windfall draw.

The Moreton Bay resident had one of the four division one winning entries in Monday’s draw and will receive $1 million.

So far in 2024, there have been eight division one winning entries in the Moreton Bay region worth more than $10.52 million in prize money.

The long-time player told The Lott he was feeling overwhelmed and awestruck by the winning news. “This is unreal,” he said.

“This is the first time in my life I’ve won something apart from $20. I’ve never, ever, ever, won anything more than $20! God, I can’t wrap my head around it.

“I missed some calls earlier this morning and I thought to myself, ‘Gosh! Who is bloody ringing at this hour!’

“I then saw a text from The Lott urging me to check my Weekday Windfall tickets and to call in. I went straight to the computer to check the results.

“I said to my partner, ‘Someone in Queensland has won $1 million. I think it’s us!’.

“Everything is going through one ear to the other. I’m just so shocked. This is the best phone call – once in a lifetime!

“I think I need to sit down and process it all. I seriously need a week. I’m struggling to come down from cloud nine. Thank you so much.”

With $1 million about to boost his bank account, the Queenslander said it had come at the most ‘perfect time’ and would help him come out of a “rough trot”.

"This is unreal", says Bribie winner

“This has come at the best time. It’s been really tough as of late,” he said. “I can’t believe it.”

His winning marked 12-game entry was bought at Nextra Bribie Island. Owner Steven Kurtz said he and his team were ecstatic to have sold a Division One winning entry to a local man.

“It’s such great news,” he said. “We’re so pleased to hear a regular customer who has supported us for years has picked up a million-dollar prize from a ticket purchased at our outlet,” he said.

“We’ve had customers win a flurry of smaller prizes, but it’s been a couple of years since we’ve had a division one winner.

“We’ve started sharing the great news with our customers this morning and a lot of people have started to check their Weekday Windfall tickets.

“Congratulations to the wining man and his family. It’s great to hear that the win went to a local and cheers to them!”

The winning numbers in Weekday Windfall draw 4410 were 13, 7, 15, 29, 5, 11, while the supplementary numbers were 20 and 38.

Across Australia, there were four division one winning entries in Weekday Windfall draw 4410 – two in South Australia, and one each in Queensland and Victoria.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 212 so far in 2024, including 53 won by Golden Casketcustomers.

There are more chances to win big with tonight’s Oz Lotto offering $20 million, while Thursday’s Powerball has $12 million up for grabs.

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