Second Saturday Lotto Success for Brisbane Couple
Last Updated: Monday 24 July 2017, 11:55 am
A retired couple from the north of Brisbane certainly had a weekend to remember after winning a Saturday Lotto prize worth $329,267. The Stafford residents couldn’t believe their luck, but soon revealed that this wasn’t the first time they had managed to get their hands on a six-figure sum of cash.
For some, a single lottery win in a lifetime would be the stuff of dreams, however, for this fortuitous pair this was the second time they had experienced the warm embrace of Lady Luck. In 2014, the couple successfully landed themselves a Saturday Lotto First Division prize worth more that $500,000 after matching all six main numbers in the draw. Less than three years on and the husband and wife were at it again.
Having purchased their 24-game Quick Pick entry from West Stafford News prior to the draw, the couple were astounded to discover that they were in possession of one of 13 winning tickets and were in line to receive a share of the $4.2 million prize fund. "That's unreal!" The husband told lottery officials as he collected the prize. The winning numbers were 11, 22, 27, 32, 42 and 44, with 7 and 39 appearing as the Supplementary numbers.
The man spoke of the moment he realised that he and his partner had completed a remarkable double Lotto win: "I checked my ticket and I was sitting there marking the numbers. I checked it again and again. I said to my wife 'we've got six numbers in the Lotto!'.
Not content with one lottery win, the couple set out to win a second hefty sum shortly after, knowing that retirement could soon be within touching distance: "I worked hard all my life and it was all manual work,” the husband said. The pair, who have opted to remain nameless, now plan to relax and enjoy their twilight years: "We'll share it with our family, buy a new car, and just and try and keep breathing,” they added.
If you fancy winning landing your first, second or even third First Division prize win, this weekend’s $20 million Superdraw could be just for you. To enter, simply pick your numbers online or play through any authorised retailer. Good luck!