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Gladstone woman kicks off New Year by becoming a millionaire

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The New Year is off to a great start for a Gladstone woman, who has become a millionaire in the first week of 2021. 

The Central Queenslander held one of the 19 division one winning entries in Saturday night's Gold Lotto $30 Million Megadraw on January 2.

Each division one winning entry took home more than $1.5 million dollars.

“It’s completely life-changing for us,” the woman told an official from The Lott.
 
“My family called out the numbers and I started circling the numbers on my ticket, then another, then another, then I had all six!
 
“We’ve been pinching ourselves for two days.
 
The winner says the money will go a long way.

"Working less is definitely on the cards," she says.
 
“We’ll certainly share with our family; it will make a lot of people happy.”
 
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning entry at Gladstone Central News & Gifts at Gladstone Central Shopping Centre.
 
Store owner Alison Moodie says it was great to see another division one win land in her outlet.
 
“My first thought was, ‘Wow, my team and I have just made someone's dreams come true!'

"I had goosebumps,” she says.

"It's a great feeling to know we have helped change someone's life.

 “This is our second division one winning ticket in the outlet since we opened in October 2018."