Hervey Bay has cemented its reputation for big lotto wins, with Golden Casket this afternoon confirming the entry that won last night’s entire $30 million Oz Lotto prize was from the coastal city. 

It’s the second division one win to land in Hervey Bay during the past five days.  A Hervey Bay retiree won $1.6 million in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto $20 Million Superdraw. 

Hervey Bay also holds the record for having Australia’s single biggest individual lotto win – in 2016, Hervey Bay grandparents won $70 million in Powerball. 

Last night’s winning entry, purchased at a Hervey Bay Golden Casket outlet, was unregistered so the identity of the new multi-millionaire remains a complete mystery. 

The Hervey Bay entry was the only division one winning entry in Oz Lotto draw 1229 on Tuesday 5 September 2017, which offered a jackpot of $30 million – the fifth biggest Australian lottery jackpot so far this year. 

Golden Casket is urging all Hervey Bay region residents and visitors who purchased an entry in last night’s Oz Lotto draw to check their tickets. 

Golden Casket spokesperson Matt Hart said lottery officials were on stand-by waiting for Australia’s newest multi-millionaire to make contact so they could start the prize claim process. 

“Imagine how different today could have been knowing you were $30 million richer!” he exclaimed. 

“We can only imagine who the winner is and where their winning ticket might be – is it in a wallet or purse, tucked in the car glovebox or hiding in plain sight on the fridge door? 

“We can’t wait to confirm this whopping prize with our mystery winner!  Just imagine how $30 million could change your life and the lives of your nearest and dearest. 

“If you discover you’re holding the division one winning Oz Lotto ticket, hold on tight to that ticket and phone 131 868 as soon as possible so that we can start the prize claim process!” 

Golden Casket reminds players of the importance of registering their entries to a Winners Circle Card so all of their prizes are secure and they can be contacted directly with the good news of a big win. 

Recent division one wins in the Fraser Coast region 

It’s the second division one win to land in the Fraser Coast region during the past five days.  

On the weekend, a Hervey Bay retired woman won $1.6 million in the Saturday Gold Lotto $20 Million Superdraw.  The woman purchased her winning 12-game QuickPick from Torquay News, 430 The Esplanade, Torquay. 

The Fraser Coast region also holds the record for having sold Australia’s single biggest individual lottery win. In January in 2016, Hervey Bay grandparents won the $70 million division one Powerball jackpot prize.  

The couple won the entire jackpot prize with a 6-game marked entry purchased at newsXpress Eli Waters, Shop 23, 2 Ibis Boulevard in Pialba. 

The winning numbers in Oz Lotto’s $30 million draw 1229 on Tuesday 5 September 2017 were 16, 45, 4, 35, 8, 28 and 27. The supplementary numbers were 22 and 34. 

Last financial year, 18 Oz Lotto winning entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions won more than $182 million.  

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 291 so far this calendar year, including 78 won by Golden Casket customers.