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A couple from Cairns in Queensland, Australia, said that they’ve already mentally spent their $1 million Gold Lotto prize just a day after winning.

Just recently we told you about another Cairns Gold Lotto winner who took early retirement, and now the already retired couple, who chose to keep their identities anonymous after they claimed their prize last week, said that they hope to share their windfall with family, but that have plenty of plans for themselves as well. The Gold Lotto winners said that they were at home when they discovered they’d won, and in fact the husband checked the numbers in the evening, discovering their good luck, but elected not to tell his wife until she woke up in the morning.

“If I told her she wouldn’t have gone to sleep,” he said, explaining that he let his wife believe they’d won nothing on their Australian Gold Lotto ticket, despite the fact that he was already celebrating inside. The wife said that she still couldn’t believe their luck, but that she’d already earmarked plenty of ways they could spend the money. An Irish Lotto winner already had plenty of plans for his €100,000 when he claimed his big prize earlier this year.

Unlike another Queensland Powerball winner who had no idea how to spend his lottery winnings, the couple hope to share with their friends and family, but top of the list is a long trip around Australia. Having only just retired recently, the Gold Lotto winners can start ticking off their bucket list and they’ll buy an RV so that they can travel around the country comfortably and have a real adventure. “I’ll buy a new one, the best one,” said the husband. “I’ve been looking at them for a very long time.” A couple of Canadian Lotto 649 winners also planned to travel after their big win, while an English couple wanted to do an RV road trip in America after their £1 million Monopoly Millionnaire scratch card win.

The couple purchased their Gold Lotto ticket from Trinity Beach News in Trinity Beach, and the store owner said that he couldn’t be happier for his local customer. “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.”

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