Robina couple wins $3.6m lotto

A Gold Coast couple is now more than $3 million richer.
A Gold Coast couple is now more than $3 million richer. Barry Leddicoat

SCREAMS of joy were quickly followed by fits of laughter when a Robina family won the weekend's entire division one $3 million Powerball draw.

The family which chose to remain anonymous also won division two 44 times, meaning their total prize haul became $3,618, 745.60.

The grandfather who purchased the ticket said it would be well used by the entire family.

"I've played lotto with Golden Casket for around 20 years with most of my original lucky numbers," he said.

"We've been struggling a bit lately so this will help our family so much."

When Golden Casket called him the conversation reportedly stalled several times because he was in disbelief and almost lost for words.

"Hang on, we're a bit emotional right now, can you ring back in 10 minutes," he requested.

"We've just got to stop crying and laughing."

Upon resuming the phone call the winner said the family did not plan on "splurging" their newfound wealth, but would go on a holiday to celebrate.

"First of all we'll help our kids out and settle them into homes, then pay off our mortgage and invest a lot of the money.

"But we've just decided we'll celebrate with a trip to Las Vegas.

"I'm a very happily married man so my wife and I might even renew our wedding vows while we're there."

The winning Powerball PowerHit ticket was purchased for $35.90 from Robina Village News at Robina Village Plaza.

The winning numbers in Powerball draw 839 on Thursday, June 14, were 27, 12, 23, 15 and 29, while the Powerball was 1.


QUESTION: What would you do with $3.6 million? Leave your comments below.

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