Monthly Archives: May 2017

Caboolture Queensland Australia woman wins $2.77 million on Gold Lotto

A QUEENSLANDER is today $2.77 million richer after a remarkable winning run over two days this week.

A woman from the Caboolture region, north of Brisbane, won $2.77 million on last night’s Gold Lotto.

The woman, who has not been named, won division one four times on a single Monday and Wednesday Gold Lotto entry.

It followed her $17,000 win in a lower divisional prizes on Monday.

“I’ve been waiting to hear from someone from Golden Casket all my life!” she told a Golden Casket official who rang with the news.

“It’s just unreal! I’ve had two wins in the past few weeks and now last night I won $2.77 million. It’s crazy!

“It’s like you get your lucky time in your life and it all happens. That’s how it feels to me.

“It’s been a bit of a roll of wins lately. I thought my luck may have run out but it’s just got better. This is the icing on top of the cake!”

The winning entry was bought online at and consisted of four marked System 12 games of identical numbers.

Apart from winning division one four times — once for each marked game on her entry — she also won division 3 144 times and division 4 900 times. In total, her system entry won 1048 times across all divisions!

“All we want to do is play golf a couple of times a week and kick back,” she said.

“We’ve worked hard our whole lives. It’s time to put the boots down. It’s just amazing.

“It’s just unreal! This is more than I can even get my head around.

“I could not sleep last night! This means we don’t have to worry about paying bills and we can help our family out. It’s just beautiful!”

It’s the second time in three weeks a Caboolture entry has won division one. A Caboolture couple won $792,331.85 with their entry in Saturday Gold Lotto on April 29.

Henry Sapiecha

‘Stop buying $4 coffees’ & feel ‘Poor Me’ if you want success says young rich lister

A YOUNG rich lister who made his fortune off the back of Australia’s capital city property boom says his generation needs to stop buying $4 coffees and travelling if they want to own a home.

Developer Tim Gurner, 35, is worth nearly half a billion dollars but has delivered a brutal smackdown to some would-be first home buyers struggling to get a toehold in the market.

“When I was buying my first home, I wasn’t buying smashed avocado for 19 bucks and four coffees at $4 each,” he told 60 Minutes in a segment exploring Australia’s housing affordability crisis.

“You have to start to get realistic about your expectations. There is no question we are at a point now where the expectations of younger people are very, very high.

“They want to eat out every day, they want to travel to Europe every year. This generation is watching the Kardashians and thinking that’s normal. Thinking that owning a Bentley is normal, that owning a BMW is normal.

Property developer Tim Gurner made his fortune riding the property boom.News Corp Australia

Mr Gurner, who ranked 157 on this year’s Financial Review Rich List after making $473 million in 10 years He started out by>>>>…MORE

Henry Sapiecha

Unemployed man from western Sydney NSW Australia wins $50 million in Powerball lottery

An unemployed man from western Sydney said he and his wife were at home on Thursday night discussing their plans for the future when he received a phone call that would change their lives.

A few days earlier, the man, in his 30s, had bought a ticket for Thursday night’s Powerball draw online. It was the first time he had done so, and he hadn’t seriously contemplated the possibility of winning.

A few minutes after Thursday night’s Powerball draw, he answered his phone, only to be told that he was the sole division one winner. He had scooped the entire $50 million prize.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, thought someone was having a laugh.

“No. No. No. Don’t tell me that. Are you serious man? I’ll probably faint,” the man said to the caller, according to NSW Lotteries.

“I don’t know what to do. What should I do now? Should I call my mum? Should I hug my wife? What do I do?”

The size of his windfall also baffled him. “I don’t even know how many zeros are in $50 million,” he said.

The man said he had been unemployed since the end of last year, and he and his wife had just been contemplating what their struggling family would do next before he received the phone call.

“We were just sitting discussing what to do with our lives next – what to do with our future. It’s just a blessing I would say,” he said.

Asked his initial thoughts on what he would do with the cash, he said he “genuinely wanted to help people”.

He would share some with family and friends, and also hoped to open a restaurant to help those in need.

“I want to open a restaurant – that’s my passion – and give 50 per cent of the food away for free to people who need it.

“I don’t need profits, but there are homeless, students who are struggling, and people in need,” he said.

Henry Sapiecha