Million dollar winner!

Laura Ford and Cathy Batchelor of Beaudesert News. Photo by Keer Moriarty.
Laura Ford and Cathy Batchelor of Beaudesert News. Photo by Keer Moriarty.

One lucky local family is $1,000,000 better off after buying a winning lottery ticket from local newsagency, Beaudesert News.

They held one of only the three division one winning entries across the nation in Monday and Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 4277, drawn Wednesday 12 April 2023.

“Oh, you are joking!” the winning wife cried when an official from The Lott called to confirm their windfall.

“Oh mate, you’ve changed our lives!  I’ve always dreamt of getting a phone call like this but never thought it would ever happen.”

“Oh! My kids are going to have the best Christmas ever!”

“This is unreal.  It’s going to allow us to share it with our family and set us up for the rest of our lives.”

Across Australia, there were three division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 4277 – two in Queensland and one in Victoria.

Their winning entry was purchased at Beaudesert News, in the main street of Beaudesert.

Beaudesert News owner, Susan Weymouth said it was the second $1 million winning ticket the locally owned and operated newsagency has sold in the last 10 years.

Susan and her husband Bob have owned Beaudesert News for the past 27 years.

Susan, Bob and their staff discovered they had sold the winning ticket when they arrived at work on the morning of 13 April and, although the identity of the winners remains confidential, they are over the moon for their winning customers.

“We are so glad it went to a local family,” said Susan.

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