A Mackay woman is thanking a last-minute decision to grab an entry into the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw for her $1.5 million win.
The winner held one of the 13 division one winning entries, each received $1,538,461.
“I looked at my ticket, and I was like, ‘No!’,” she explained when talking to an official from The Lott.
“It’s very surreal.
“Now I’m crying. It’s just brought so much relief. It’s a blessing.
“I’m just speechless.
“I only bought the ticket at the last minute – just before the draw’s close on Saturday night. I thought I already had an entry into the draw but then I realised I hadn’t.
“I don’t play very often – just the big draws. But I’m glad I bought this entry!
“This just makes such a difference.
“There’s things I’ve wanted to do, some plans for the future, and now they can finally happen.”
Her winning entry was purchased online.
Across Australia, there were 13 division one winning entries in Saturday’s draw – six from Queensland, three from Victoria, two from New South Wales and one each from Tasmania and Western Australia.