Retired Couple Plan To Travel Australia Thanks To Winning The Lotto

Winning the huge lotto jackpot will mean that you can easily go on a road trip of a lifetime.  For a very lucky retired couple in from Cairns, this is exactly what they plan to do.

After winning $1.000.000 on the lottery, an Australian husband and wife, who wish to remain anonymous, told lottery officials that they plan to road trip around Australia.

Lottery winners plan to travel around Australia

The lucky couple matched the winning numbers 4, 6, 11, 24, 28 and 43 in the Gold Lotto draw on April 5th.

It was just after the draw took place that the husband double checked the winning lottery numbers, but because he knew that his wife wouldn’t sleep a wink if she knew about the massive lotto win, he decided to only tell her the fantastic news in the morning.

“I was checking the numbers and I saw four of them. But then on the last line I said, ‘Hang on, there’s more.’ I can’t believe how lucky I’ve been,” he said.

Besides heading off into the sunset, and enjoying their Australian road trip by themselves, in a brand new RV they plan to buy. The lotto winners said that they also plan on sharing their incredible lottery win with their family.

“On my bucket list has been to buy an RV and do a trip around Australia. I’ll buy a new one, the best one. I’ve been looking at them for a very long time,” said the husband.

The Cairns couple bought their ticket at the Trinity Beach News at Coastwatchers Shopping Centre at Trinity Beach. The store owner, Bruce Sharples, said that he met the lucky winners the morning after the draw, and hoped that the lucky winners will have now brought some good luck to the store for lotto enthusiasts in the future.

“We’re excited because for the last four years we’ve sold a ticket for over a million dollars to some lucky locals, so that’s great. We just hope it keeps rolling on,” said Mr. Sharples.

For online lottery players who have always wished to explore the Land Downunder, here a little taste of what you could see.


Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland, and has a population of approximately 2 million, which makes it the third-largest city in Australia. Brisbane boasts a year-round warm climate, with spectacular scenery as well. The people are super pleasant which combined with the amazing scenery and awesome weather, makes it an amazing city to visit. No wonder it’s one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia.


On Australia’s south-western coastline, lies Perth. This is Australia's fourth-largest city and the capital of Western Australia. It's a bit Isolated from other major cities in Australia, which could be why Perth has developed its own unique character. Even though Perth has been inhabited for thousands of years, there’s a youthful atmosphere and a fun-loving attitude in this city.


Capital of the state of Victoria, Melbourne is located near the south-eastern tip of Australia on the large natural bay of Port Phillip. Its the nation’s cultural capital as well as an important port. After winning the lottery, this would be a great city to do some shopping, enjoy the fine restaurants and sporting venues. Melbourne is the ideal destination for travellers who appreciate the good life.


Sydney is the capital of New South Wales. It too is a modern city with a long history, and is defined by its scenic harbour. The region’s first inhabitants lived along the harbour’s bank for thousands of years. The harbour was also the landing site for convicts sent to Australia during the 1780s. Today, ferries take visitors for cruises under the famed Sydney Harbour Bridge and past the iconic Sydney Opera House.


Cairns (where our lottery winners come from) is well known for its tropical climate, easy-going ambiance and close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, so naturally its one of Australia’s most popular vacation destinations. Located on the northwest corner of Australia, Cairns is a provincial but stylish city with a population of around 150,000 people. Few coastal destinations feature more wildlife diversity and more opportunities for travel adventures than pretty Cairns.

Alice Springs

Alice Springs is in the heart of Australia, about 1500 km (900 miles) from the nearest major city. Here our lottery winners will see cavernous gorges, boundless desert landscapes, remote Aboriginal communities. It embodies the hardy outback of the Red Centre, and is a travel hub for sights and hikes in the region, such as Uluru/Ayers Rock, Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Kings Canyon.

Great Barrier Reef

A travel destination that our lottery winners will definitely have on their list of places to see in Australia, is The Great Barrier Reef. It's one of the top destinations for underwater explorers and scuba divers, as its the world’s largest barrier reef system. It's located in the Coral Sea off the coast of Australia’s state of Queensland. It encompasses a huge area of more than 2,900 coral reefs and hundreds of islands and cays. Formed by millions of living organisms over a period of millions of years, the Reef is now one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world and of the best places to visit in Australia.

With this week's massive Easter jackpots on you too could explore the whole world after winning your favourite lotto game.

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Best of luck!
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