One lucky person is $316,000 richer and doesn’t know it yet.
One lucky person is $316,000 richer and doesn’t know it yet.

Unclaimed Coolum Beach lotto ticket worth $316,000

ONE lucky person is $316,000 richer and doesn't know it yet.

The lotto ticket they bought at a Coolum Beach newsagent won a first division draw on Saturday.

Coolum Park News Extra is calling for people who entered Saturday's $4million Gold Lotto draw to come and check their tickets.

Staff at the newsagent were buzzing with excitement since Golden Casket rang to share the news, said owner Simon Barrett.

"I think they're all hoping to be working at the time when this person actually comes into the shop," Mr Barrett said.

"I'm hoping it's someone who doesn't realise (they've won) until they put the ticket through the machine."

Mr Barrett said that in the eight years he had run the newsagent, a first division win had only happened once before.

"Last time this happened they (the winner) just didn't believe it, and they were trying not to get too excited but it did end up being confirmed through Golden Casket," he said.

"I'm hoping it's someone that's got absolutely no idea that they've won it."

"We're all pretty excited to find out who it was."

A Mount Coolum resident and single dad with two kids, Mr Barrett said the agency was a family business that he ran with the help of his daughter Natalie.

He said people wanting to buy tickets for tonight's $40million Oz Lotto draw would need to come in by 6pm, when the shop closed.

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