WOULDN’T IT BE NICE: Simon and Natalie Barrett are eagerly waiting for one lucky customer to claim their first division win from a ticket purchased at the Coolum Park News Extra newsagency.
WOULDN’T IT BE NICE: Simon and Natalie Barrett are eagerly waiting for one lucky customer to claim their first division win from a ticket purchased at the Coolum Park News Extra newsagency. Greg Miller

Are you the mystery first division Lotto winner from Coolum?

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 $4 million Gold Lotto draw to come and check their tickets.

Staff at the newsagent have been 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."

WHAT'S MAKING NEWS ON THE COAST TODAY 

Mr Barrett said in the eight years he had run the newsagency, 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," Mr Barrett 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 he ran the family business with his daughter Natalie.

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