Mystery ACT player wins more than $3.3 million in Oz Lotto
What would you do with more than $3.3 million?
That’s the question NSW Lotteries officials are waiting to ask an ACT resident or visitor who bought a winning entry in last night’s Oz Lotto draw, but has yet to come forward to claim their prize.
The new millionaire was one of three division one winners nationally in Oz Lotto draw 1209 on Tuesday 18 April 2017, with each taking home a division one prize of $3,333,333.34.
The other division one winners were from New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
NSW Lotteries is calling on customers to check any Lotto tickets they bought from Thistle Kiosk, Westfield Woden, 1 Keltie Street, Woden.
Thistle Kiosk has a track record of selling division one winning entries. The latest win comes less than nine months since Thistle Kiosk sold its last division one winning entry which saw a Canberra woman win $35 million in Powerball.
NSW Lotteries spokesperson Matt Hart said the division one winning ticket was not registered to a Players Club card so officials had no clues or contact details for the mysterious missing winner.
“Our missing millionaire could be a local resident or someone who bought the entry while visiting the region. We don’t know who yet, but we’d love to unite the winner with their $3.3 million windfall,” he said.
“With more than $3.3 million to be claimed, it could pay for you to have a clean-up around the house, car or anywhere else you stash Lotto tickets.
“We recommend anyone who believes they are holding the division one winning entry to keep it in a safe place and contact NSW Lotteries as soon as possible on 131 868 to start the prize claim process.”
Thistle Kiosk owner Tania Dezman said the outlet was celebrating selling another division one winning entry.
“We’re a very lucky store! We’ve had a number of division one wins in recent years!” she exclaimed.
“We’ve been busy all morning as customers come in to check their tickets to see if they’re the ones who won Oz Lotto. We’re hoping it’s a regular! We’d love to tell them the happy news and help them celebrate!”
The six winning numbers in Oz Lotto draw 1209 on Wednesday 19 April 2017 were 42, 13, 33, 44, 39, 29 and 27. The supplementary numbers were 15 and 31.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 320 so far this financial year, including 85 won by NSW Lotteries customers.