Cleveland father and son's $1 million Gold Lotto win undiscovered for two weeks

FAMILY WIN: A father and son won $1 million in a Gold Lotto draw, but did not know for two weeks.
FAMILY WIN: A father and son won $1 million in a Gold Lotto draw, but did not know for two weeks.

A CLEVELAND father and son have spent two weeks unaware of their $1 million lotto win.

The Redlands duo held the only division one winning entry nationally in the Monday and Wednesday Gold Lotto drawn on March 24.

They take home a division one prize of $1 million.

It was only a fortnight after the draw that the pair finally checked their Gold Lotto ticket.

The son said he could not believe they had unknowingly been $1 million richer for weeks.

"My dad usually plays lottery games and I sometimes chip in," he said.

"Dad got the ticket for both of us and after the draw he thought we'd won some kind of prize.

"But he'd forgotten to check the ticket properly until just now.

"We tapped in the ticket number online and we couldn't believe it.

"I think we were both in shock, we were speechless."

When asked how he thought the pair might enjoy their million-dollar prize, the son said they would be investing in their futures.

"We're going to buy a house together," he declared.

"This will help us so much, especially for my future. It's really going to set me up."

The division one winning entry was purchased at Nextra Newsagency Cleveland on Middle Street.

Newsagency manager Jenny Adam said she was happy to hear the division one prize had been claimed.

"It was so exciting when they came and told us they were the winners we'd be searching for," she said.

"It's so nice to see this prize go to our local customers.

"We've certainly been on a bit of a winning streak. We sold a division one winning entry late last year."

In 2020, Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto created 93 millionaires across Australia.