“It’s magic!”: Oxley man to embrace life as a grey nomad after $1.8 million Saturday Gold Lotto win
An Oxley man is ready to embrace life as a life grey nomad and travel around Australia in his flash new caravan after winning $1.8 million in Saturday’s Gold Lotto draw.
The Brisbane resident held one of the 11 division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4153, drawn Saturday 8 May 2021. He scores a division one prize of $1,818,181.82.
Speaking with us this morning, the euphoric winner admitted he was struggling to come to terms with the news he was now a millionaire.
“I am feeling very nervous right now,” he cried happily.
“If this is true, then I am floating on air!
“Thank you, thank you, thank you!
“This is absolutely fantastic!
“It just feels like everything is right in the world now.
“I’ve had a really tough time lately, but now all those worries have just disappeared.
“This is magic!”
When asked how he planned to enjoy life as a millionaire, the emotional winner said retirement was suddenly around the corner.
“First thing we will do is pay off the mortgage,” he shared.
“This also means I can retire from work a lot sooner than planned.
“Once I’ve retired, I would like to get myself a new car and a caravan. Then I’ll travel around Australia with my wife.
“This means retirement is going to be a lot more enjoyable too and I can be a grey nomad!”
His entry was purchased at Oxley Newsagency, Shop 7B The Station Shopping Centre, 133-157 Oxley Station Road, Oxley.
Oxley Newsagency owner Ray Betson said he was ecstatic to have helped deliver a division one win to one of his customers.
“When we saw that we had sold a division one prize we immediately put it on our Facebook page to let all of our customers know,” Ray shared.
“The news spread like wildfire! Everyone was so excited and we’ve been so busy ever since.
“We have owned the newsagency for 18 years and we have sold a few division one winning entries over that time.
“It’s such a great feeling to sell another division one winning ticket!
“We would love to send our congratulations to our winner. We wish him all the very best.”