Someone in Queensland is $1 million richer — they just don’t know it yet.
The search is on for the owner of the wining ticket, worth $1 million, from Wednesday’s Gold Lotto draw, that was purchased from Spar Lawnton, north of Brisbane.
The entry was not registered to a player card, meaning there is no way for officials from the Lott to contact the winner.
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That is why players are being urged to check their tickets for the winning numbers: 14, 7, 20, 34, 41 and 23, with supplementary numbers 42 and 26.
“It is very likely this division one winner is oblivious to the fact they became a millionaire,” the Lott spokesperson Anna Hobdell said.
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The new owners of Spar Lawnton, Kashyap and Chetna Patel said it was their first winning ticket since they purchased the business a month ago.
“We found out the winning news earlier this morning, and we were so excited. It’s such wonderful news, especially this time of the year,” Patel said.
“It will be a wonderful moment when the mystery ticket holder checks their ticket and finds out they’ve won $1 million right before Christmas.
“Congratulations to the mystery winner, and we wish them all the best with their prize.
Hobdell said that once the winning ticket — which could be “sitting in your back pocket, tucked in your purse or under a magnet on your fridge,” is found — the process of claiming the prize is simple.
“All you need to do is visit our website at thelott.com, scan your ticket on the Lott app or head to one of our friendly outlets to find out if you’re our elusive winner,” she said.
“If you do discover you are holding the winning ticket, contact the Lott on 131 868 to begin the process of claiming your prize.”
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 397 in 2023.
If you’re concerned about your gambling or the gambling of a friend or family member, log on to Gambling Help Online or make contact via phone on 1800 858 858.
You can access online counselling as well as services in your state or territory and support for family and friends.