Portland becomes a city of millionaires after 10 locals snare $12 million Oz Lotto win
Ten Portland lottery players have woken up this morning as newly-minted millionaires after their syndicate scored a division one win worth over $12 million in last night’s Oz Lotto draw.
The 10-person store syndicate held the only division one winning entry nationally in Oz Lotto draw 1383, drawn Tuesday 18 August 2020, and takes home a division one prize of $12,552,379.34.
As well as winning the coveted division one prize, the syndicate’s System 8 QuickPick entry also scored them division three 7 times, bolstering their total prize to $12,582,613.74. Each syndicate member receives a share worth $1,258,261.37.
Shares in the syndicate were purchased at Matt’s Lotto, Cards & Gifts, 102 Percey Street, Portland.
Matt’s Lotto, Cards & Gifts owner Matt Jowett said the win was “monumental” for his outlet and the city.
“I took over the store just over a year ago, so this is the first division one winning entry I’ve sold. It’s monumental!” he exclaimed.
“The outlet has been here for about 40 years, and they have sold plenty of division one winning entries during that time, but it’s pretty exciting to have sold one as the new owner.
“This syndicate has been running every week for years. It pre-dates me owning the outlet!
“It’s actually a weekly syndicate that includes every game – a TattsLotto, Monday & Wednesday Lotto, Oz Lotto and Powerball. They just happened to win on the Oz Lotto ticket this week.
“As far as I know, this is the first major prize the syndicate has won.
“There are a few regulars that play it every week, while some others drop in and purchase it sporadically.
“I’m looking forward to telling all of our customers we’ve sold a division one winning entry but what I am looking forward to most is telling my syndicate members they are millionaires.
“It’s amazing they’ve won $12 million, so we have ten people who are now millionaires!”
It’s fair to say each syndicate member will get the surprise of their life when they discover their entry is worth over $1.2 million!
While we’ll be reaching out to those syndicate members who registered their entries to their Tatts Cards, there are some syndicate members who have unregistered entries and may not yet know they’re part of this winning group.
If you purchased a share in a syndicate entry from Matt’s Lotto, Gifts and Cards, today’s the day to check it!
If you discover you’re holding a winning share, call Tatts on 131 868 to start the prize claim process.
The winning numbers in Oz Lotto draw 1383 on Tuesday 18 August 2020 were 45, 43, 10, 22, 26, 12 and 21. The supplementary numbers were 19 and 1.