Gladstone mum and dad revealed as $1.5m lotto winners
A LOCAL couple will "spoil the kids" with their $1,571,428 cut of Saturday's division one $22 million Lotto Superdraw.
The couple, who checked their ticket on Sunday, said they had a sleepless night as they came to terms with what they called "a life-changing event for us".
"I jumped up and yelled out to my wife, 'We've got the numbers! We've got the numbers!'" the husband said. "I still can't believe it. We didn't have much sleep."
The mum said while she was "stunned" and they haven't yet decided what they will spend the money on.
"We've been so stunned since we discovered we'd won $1.5 million. This prize money is life-changing for us," she said.
"We'll have to sit down now and think about what we want to do with our prize money but I can say that we will spoil the kids a little.
"We've always said that we'd love to see a big jackpot shared around so it's cool to know there were fourteen winners in the weekend's Superdraw."
Park Street News & Gifts, where the winning QuickPick was sold, is now one of the city's luckiest news agencies after it sold a winning ticket worth $1.1 million on March 20.
Co-owner Aaron Cameron said he had a constant flow of customers yesterday checking their tickets.
"It definitely is a foot traffic driver," he said.
"Obviously, with the downturn and Gladstone going through a bit of a lull, it only adds more positivity and excitement to the town."
He said with this paper's article and social media, news of the win travelled quickly, with one customer coming in when his daughter in Newcastle told him to check his tickets.
Mr Cameron said while he's extremely lucky as it takes some news agencies "years and years" to clock a win, he's not completely satisfied yet.
"Lightning strikes three times," he said.
"It will be third time lucky. We're looking for the next millionaire winner."