Redcliffe Shopper Took 3 Weeks to Discover $1 Million Windfall

This Redcliffe shopper’s life took an unexpected turn when he finally discovered, three weeks after the draw, that he had just turned $1 million richer.

It took three weeks before the lucky shopper decided to check his ticket and they were elated to discover that the Aug 23 draw had made him a millionaire!

The winning ticket held the only division one prize nationally for that Gold draw. It was purchased at Midway News, located at Shop 2, 544 Oxley Avenue in Redcliffe. The Lott officials, however, have no way of directly notifying the lucky winner as the winning ticket was not registered to a player card. 

How the winner plans to spend the windfall will remain a mystery as the lucky winner has chosen to remain anonymous to celebrate their newfound wealth in private.

Midway News owner, Deepak Rawat, expressed his elation at selling the winning ticket. He said, “We couldn’t believe the news when we found out we’d sold a division one winning entry in a recent Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw. It’s a good feeling to sell a division one winning ticket, and our customers have been so happy to hear the winning news when they visit us in-store.”

“On behalf of the entire Midway News team, we wish our winner all the best with their prize and hope their dreams come true.”

The Lott spokesperson Anna Hobdell commented on the winner’s good fortune, saying, “While we don’t know how they’ll celebrate their extraordinary prize, there’s no doubt their head was spinning when they realised they’d receive $1 million in their bank account this September.” She added, “However our winner chooses to use their prize, we hope they enjoy their winning feeling as long as they can!”

The winning numbers on Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 4315 on Wednesday, 23 August 2023, were 13, 9, 14, 7, 20, and 30, with supplementary numbers 33 and 27.

Published 18-September-2023

From Coins to Jackpot: Redcliffe Woman’s $10,000 Windfall

In an extraordinary stroke of luck, a Redcliffe woman has described herself as the “luckiest person in Australia” after the gold coins rattling around her bag turned into a $10,000 windfall.

“When something like this happens, you struggle to believe it!” she exclaimed, still in disbelief after receiving a call from an official at The Lott confirming her win.

Her winning ticket, a $5 Cash Path Instant Scratch-Its, was purchased at The Lucky Charm Redcliffe, located at Shop 7B, Bluewater Square Shopping Centre, 20 Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe.

“I just keep thinking, ‘Oh my god, am I the luckiest person in Australia?'”

“My kids and I are still gobsmacked,” she shared.

“None of us can believe that this has happened, but we’re all so grateful. I’m going to share it with them, and it’s going to be such a help for us all given how expensive things are getting now.”

Additionally, she intends to set aside a portion of the prize money for added financial security.

“It’s just wonderful to know I can put a little bit away and I can have some security moving forward,” she explained.

For this lucky Redcliffe resident, the $10,000 windfall was more than just a financial blessing; it was a reminder of the joy that comes from a simple scratch.

“I love scratching away at an Instant Scratch-Its ticket! It’s a bit of fun and this just shows that you never know what’s going to happen.

“Thank you so much for this!”

Published 3-September-2023