A Baralaba man felt his life change before his very eyes after he checked his Saturday Gold Lotto entry at the local newsagency only to discover he’d won $1.5 million.

The Central Queenslander held one of the 13 division one winning entries in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4307, drawn Saturday 29 October 2022, and takes home a total prize of $1,538,461.54.

Despite already starting the prize claim process at The Lott’s head office, the cheery man revealed he was still dumbfounded by the revelation and pondering if the news was true days later.

“This is still a bit unreal!” he chuckled.

“The first thing I said when I discovered the win at the local newsagency was, ‘Holy s***!’.

“The team member fed the ticket through the lottery terminal, and it came up as a division one win.

“It’s life-changing. You never expect to win, and when you do, it rocks the boat!

“I’m taking it slow and steady. I want to enjoy the win for years to come.

“We will definitely celebrate once the money hits the bank account!

“For the time being, I’ll continue to thank the Gold Lotto gods!”

When asked how he planned to enjoy his new life as a newly minted millionaire, the winning man shared it would help his financial plans.

“I’d love to pay off the mortgage completely and invest the rest!” he said.

“It will help us in so many ways.”

His winning entry was purchased at Rocky Riches, Shop 20B City Centre Plaza Cnr Fitzroy, Rockhampton.

The Rocky Riches team couldn’t be happier for their division one winner and wish them all the best with their prize.