Hunt for $400,000 lotto winner

A SOUTHERN Gold Coast resident is $400,000 richer, but they don't know it yet.

Golden Casket is waiting for the mystery holder of a division one winning entry from Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3169 to come forward and claim their prize.

Golden Casket public relations executive Louise Azzopardi said it's possible the winner is completely unaware that they are carrying the equivalent of $413,737.97 cash around in their wallet or handbag.

"Unfortunately the entry wasn't registered to a Winners Circle card, therefore we have no way of contacting the winner to let them know the great news," Ms Azzopardi said.

"If you purchased an unregistered entry in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3169, from The Pines Kiosk in The Pines Shopping Centre in Elanora, we suggest you keep your ticket in a safe place and have it checked at a Golden Casket outlet or online at www.goldencasket.com as soon as possible.

"You could be ending the year more than $413,000 richer."

Ms Azzopardi said Saturday's win was the 13th division one Lotto win on the Gold Coast this year.

"In 2011, the Gold Coast has claimed a combined total of $72,126,059.57 worth of division one prize money," Ms Azzopardi said.

"It's great to see so many Gold Coast residents living the Lotto dream.

"We're confident we'll be speaking with a few more lucky division one Lotto winners on the Gold Coast before the year is out."

The winning numbers were 18, 13, 26, 9, 44 and 2, with supplementaries 7 and 1.



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