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There’s a whole lotto dreaming going on

Gail Huth (main) will take a never ending holiday if she wins $50 million tonight, while Jo Black (left) will buy a house and a car, Alex Lindsay (centre) will give cash to people in need and Anne and Bill Foster will share the money with their family.
Gail Huth (main) will take a never ending holiday if she wins $50 million tonight, while Jo Black (left) will buy a house and a car, Alex Lindsay (centre) will give cash to people in need and Anne and Bill Foster will share the money with their family. Luka Kauzlaric

WITH over $5 million already won by central Queensland lotto ticket buyers this year, lines are growing at newsagencies for a chance at tonight's $50 million.

A new Ferrari, ownership of Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch or a private Bruce Springsteen concert - the options for spending potential are limitless.

Like many, Boyne Island newsagency employee Gail Huth says she'd happily book a one-way ticket somewhere exotic.

"I'd spend it on myself, my family and my friends," she said.

"And I'd definitely enjoy a never-ending holiday."

Owner of both Boyne Island newsagency and the Tannum Sands store, a recent seller of a $1.2 million jackpot, Keith Wood concurs the holiday of a lifetime would be on the cards if he pocketed the big bucks.

"Winning lotto is a life-changing thing," he said.

""I wouldn't be here (work), that's for sure!"

While spending big and buying a beautiful home rated high for locals, Alex Lindsay says he would give most of it away.

"I'd be happy to just keep half a million," he said.

"I don't need more than that. I'd give the rest to needy people and animal organisations."

Six lucky central Queensland residents have already pocketed big sums this year, with the biggest single prize $2 million.

The total won in the region amounts to $5,109379.51.

Central Queensland ranks fifth in teh state, falling behind the lucky hotspots of far north Queensland, Logan City, the Gold Coast and the northern suburbs of Brisbane.

Cairns proved to be the luckiest postcode in Queensland to purchase a lotto ticket, with postcodes the Gladstone area failing to rank.

Jo Black hopes to be the winner who changes that.

"There will be a lot of retail therapy," she laughed.

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The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles