Latest News

Local News

Ipswich man in 'shock' over $1M lotto win

 Gold_Lotto_IPS_winner_MC.jpg

A Raceview father has finished the long weekend on a high by becoming an overnight millionaire after winning lotto.

The man, who wants to remain anonymous, checked his Monday Gold Lotto ticket via the app only to be in complete shock to find out he held one of the two division one winners.

After Ipswich residents sweltered through heatwave conditions over the three-day weekend, the winner says he knows exactly how he plans to spend the money.

"I'd like to put the money towards the house.

"It would be nice to build a pool for the family as well... the kids will thank me later."

He said he was in such a state of shock after making the discovery that he had pocketed $1,003,061.50 yesterday morning that he hadn't yet shared the news with his family.

"I still can’t believe it."