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Gold Lotto Win For Atherton Woman

An Atherton woman has surprised herself and her colleagues this morning as she showed up to work after winning a division one prize in Saturday's Gold Lotto draw.

The Far North Queensland player held one of the seven division one winning entries nationally in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4027 on Saturday 22 February 2020.

Each division one winning entry takes home a prize of $642,608.33.

The woman said she was still in a state of shock after checking her entry on Sunday morning and needed time to decide how she’ll enjoy her prize.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning entry at Fresh St. Market IGA, Shop 5, Silo Central Shopping Centre, 2-4 Silo Road, Atherton.

“I’m still in shock,” she said.

“It’s unbelievable!

“I checked the ticket yesterday morning. I yelled out to my husband to tell him to come have a look!

“We checked it over and over and over again.

“We thought we were going crazy. We thought we were seeing things!

“It’s absolutely surreal!”

Even after winning the prize money, she has no intention to stop working. 

“I went to work this morning but it’s proving hard to remain calm,” she said. 

“I’ll definitely keep working. I love my job!

“I have no idea what I’ll do with it just yet. I really don’t.

“The news certainly hasn’t sunk in. I need some time to think it all through but I know I will definitely enjoy it!”