GOOD NEWS: Gavin Yarrow and his wife Sue from Wurtulla Newsagency are glad to finally know the identity of their million dollar Lotto winners.
GOOD NEWS: Gavin Yarrow and his wife Sue from Wurtulla Newsagency are glad to finally know the identity of their million dollar Lotto winners. Warren Lynam

Coast couple ignores million-dollar call from lotto HQ

THE Sunshine Coast's newest lotto millionaires were on holidays overseas when they got the phone call we all dream about.

So they didn't answer it.

And they kept not answering the "private number" calls the entire time they were away.

When they finally got the good news four weeks later, they couldn't help feeling a mix of ecstasy and agony.

Ecstasy over their new wealth.

Agony over the fact they flew home in economy when they could have easily afforded seats in Business Class.

Gavin Yarrow, who sold the winning ticket at Wurtulla Newsagency, said he was happy to finally know the identity of his mystery winners.

But his lips are sealed about their identity.

"I can tell you they're between 20 and 100," he laughed.

"They're regulars and well-deserving, lovely people."

What would you buy with $1 million ?

This poll ended on 22 July 2015.

Current Results

A mansion

7%

A sportcar

1%

I'd go around the world on a holiday

29%

I'd divide the money to all my family

49%

I'd quit my job and lay by the beach all day

13%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Mr Yarrow and his wife Sue had been completely in the dark since first receiving news of the win in late May.

Then a man and woman walked in with a bottle of Moet champagne in a bag.

"I saw the bag and thought 'hello, I reckon they might have won something'," Mr Yarrow said.

"We didn't really say much at first.

"He handed me the champagne and I just put my hand on his back and said 'congratulations'.

"Then they told me about not answering the phone while they were overseas and I told them they really shouldn't have bothered about the Moet, although it was a lovely thought.

"But before they left he looked at me and said 'next time we'll fly Business Class'."

The big win came on May 25 - exactly one year and one day after the newsagency sold its previous First Division winner.

So Mr Yarrow reckons the queues will be out the door of the newsagent next May.

"I reckon people better get in quick - May 26, 2016 we're due for another big one."

But his regulars will be hoping it's a lot sooner.



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