23 October, 2023
Atherton man anticipates relaxing future with astonishing $1.8 million Saturday Gold Lotto win
An Atherton man has admitted he felt goosebumps cascade up and down his arms when he uncovered his $1.8 million win in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw.
The Tablelands resident held one of the 11 division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4409, drawn Saturday 21 October 2023 and pocketed a total prize of $1,818,181.82.
The Queenslander relayed how the winning discovery came about when an official from The Lott reached out earlier this morning.
“I’m over the moon,” he laughed.
“I can’t believe it. This is really amazing.
“I was out on a drive on Saturday morning, and I thought I’d pull up to Summers Newsagency to buy a ticket into the Saturday Gold Lotto draw.
“It wasn’t until Sunday that I checked the ticket on my phone and discovered the win. I kept scanning it because I thought something was wrong.
“I never in a million years would have expected to win $1.8 million!
“We went out for dinner and had a couple of celebratory drinks that night.
“I’ve wanted to retire for some time now so that will be on the horizon.
“This is the icing on the cake!”
His winning System 7 entry was purchased at Summers Newsagency, 25B Main Street, Atherton.
Summers Newsagency owner Helen Williams said it was “absolutely wonderful” to have sold a division one winning entry to a local and regular customer.
“It’s such great news! We’re very pleased to have helped changed the lives of one of our local customers who supports Summers Newsagency regularly,” she said.
“We haven’t sold a division one winning entry in two and a half years, so it’s absolutely wonderful to have sold another one.
“We wish our division one winner all the best with their million-dollar win and congratulate them on their prize!”
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4409 on 21 October 2023 were 30, 29, 7, 2, 31 and 12, while the supplementary numbers were 9 and 33.
Across Australia, there were 11 division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4409 – four in Queensland, four in New South Wales, two in Victoria and one in Tasmania.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 340 so far in 2023, including 112 won by Tatts customers.
In FY23, TattsLotto created 158 millionaires across Australia.
During this time, there were 332 division one winning in TattsLotto entries across Australia that collectively won more than $463.06 million.
More chances to win
There are more chances to win big with tomorrow’s Oz Lotto offering $3 million, while Thursday’s Powerball has $20 million up for grabs.
Tonight’s Set for Life draw offers players the chance to win a division one 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 $8.92 million for draw 1630, while the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now $5.83 million for draw 10805.
Tickets can be purchased at any licenced lottery outlet, online from thelott.com or via The Lott mobile app.
The official home of Australia’s lotteries, The Lott operates and markets Australia’s leading lottery games customers know and love creating everyday winners, winning every day.
In FY23, more than 137.7 million wins took home more than $4 billion in prize money from their favourite games at The Lott, including Saturday Gold Lotto, Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto, Powerball, Oz Lotto, Set for Life, Lucky Lotteries, Keno (SA), Super 66, Lotto Strike and Instant Scratch-Its.
Last financial year, Australia’s Official Lotteries contributed more than $1.6 billion via state lottery taxes and donations to help community initiatives, such as hospitals, health research, disaster relief and education.