Hunt for mystery $1.9m Lotto winner: 'They've no idea'

The hunt is on for a mystery Gold Lotto winner, who unknowingly scored a prize of more than $1.9 million in Saturday's draw.

The lucky player holds one of the three division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4229, meaning they could have the $1,937,209.61 ticket in their back pocket.

The potentially life-changing entry was purchased at Redcliffe Dolphins Discount Drug Store in Kippa-Ring, Queensland.

Lottery officials from The Lott are urging Kippa-Ring players to check their tickets, as they are unable to identify the owner of the unregistered ticket.

Gold Lotto winner keeps winning ticket in jeans pocket
The hunt is on for mystery Gold Lotto winner who scored more than $1.9 million over the weekend. Source: The Lott

“We’re urging all players who purchased a Gold Lotto ticket from Redcliffe Dolphins Discount Drug Store to check their tickets today,” said The Lott spokesperson Ally Ramsamy.

Ms Ramsamy explained one fortunate Queenslander was only a phone call away from ending the month as a millionaire.

“It’s highly likely this winner has been going about their day as normal, with no idea they’ve just won more than $1.9 million,” she said.

“Imagine how exciting it would be to realise you’ve just won $1.9 million! Your plans for the rest of the week, month and even year would certainly change with an extra million dollars in hand!”

'Winner could be you': Gold Lotto players urged to check their tickets

Ms Ramsamy told players to dig out their tickets from their wallets, handbags, beside table and glovebox, because the “winner could be you”.

“If you discover you are holding the winning ticket, contact The Lott on 131 868 to begin the process of claiming your prize.”

The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4229 on 29 January 2022 were 9, 8, 34, 23, 40, 22, while the supplementary numbers were 17 and 13.

Gold Lotto winner celebrates lottery win with sparklers
Lottery officials are urging Queensland Gold Lotto players to check their tickets as they could be the winner. Source: The Lott

Meanwhile, Redcliffe Dolphins Discount Drug Store manager Alycia Whalley said the entire team was thrilled about the massive milestone.

“This is the first division one winning ticket we’ve sold, so it’s a big moment for us,” said Ms Whalley.

“Our local community is amazing, and they’ve always supported us, and so we couldn’t be happier to have helped deliver a win to one of them,” she added.

“Hopefully, the winner discovers this incredible news soon. Our entire team is so excited by the win and would love to send their well wishes to the winner.”

Gold Lotto winning tally reaches 261 so far this financial year

Across Australia, there were three division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4229 – two from Queensland and one from Western Australia.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 261 so far this financial year, including 60 won by Golden Casket customers.

In the 12 months to June 30, 2021, there were 341 division one winners in Saturday Gold Lotto entries across Australia, which collectively won more than $435.21 million.

Meanwhile, there are more chances to win big with tomorrow’s Oz Lotto offering $2 million, while Thursday’s Powerball has $40 million up for grabs.

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