Man wins $200K after playing numbers for "donkey's years”
A MACKAY man who has been playing his winning lotto numbers "for donkey's years" plans to "pay off some debts" with his cash.
The man, who wanted to stay anonymous, is exactly $206,088.39 richer after winning a first division share in the Saturday Gold Lotto draw.
He was planning to pay off some debts and visit his family overseas.
"It's great. I won second division years ago but I never thought I'd come close to winning again so I'm over the moon," he said.
The man said he had been playing his winning numbers for "donkey's years".
"They're all birthday numbers so they're special to me," he said. "Times have been a little tough in Mackay so this win will take a lot of pressure off.
"I'll be able to pay off some debts and also visit family overseas."
The man won with his System 8 marked entry which he bought at News Central in Northern Beach Central, on the corner of Mackay Bucasia Rd and Eimeo Bypass in Rural View.
Five other Queenslanders won division one shares at the weekend.
A man from Wellington Point near Brisbane won $200,000, a Loganholme man won $200,000 and two others won big.
Throughout Australia, there were 21 entries that won a first division prize of $200,493.60 in the weekend's draw.
There were also nine division one winning entries purchased in Victoria, two each in New South Wales and Western Australia and one each in South Australia and Tasmania.
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3667 were 27, 18, 9, 13, 5 and 7, with the supplementary numbers 25 and 42.