Thursday, March 14, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Lucky Lotto Player Claims Winning Ticket

One lucky winner has claimed their golden ticket after they purchased a winning lottery ticket in Cannonvale.

The winner claimed their $620,369.07 from the Saturday Gold Lotto draw from last Saturday after purchasing a ticket at News Whitsunday.

It took more than two days for the winner to come forward and there was much speculation on who the lucky ticket holder was.

News Whitsunday Owner Rich Bates said the last division 1 winner in the area wished to stay anonymous due to the size of the town and suspects that this winner, if local, may want to remain the same.

It has been 12 months since the last division 1 winner ticket has been sold from News Whitsunday.

In 2023 the shop sold several tickets that won division two prizes, ranging from $25,000 - $270,000.

Across Australia this week, there were eight division 1 winners, four in Victoria, three in Queensland and one in New South Wales.

The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw on March 9, 2024, were 11, 25, 17, 3, 2 and 31 and supplementary numbers were 15 and 24.

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