Lotto’s $40 million Megadraw is almost here! This massive draw is set to launch on New Year’s Eve, Friday 31 December with up to 1 in 3 Aussie adults expected to have an entry. 

The Megadraw has a reputation for being a millionaire-maker and in previous years, has created more millionaires in a single night than any other draw. It’s no wonder the country is getting ready for a cosmic celebration! 

Whether you’re dreaming of a new home, new experiences, or new plans with loved ones — there’s a million ways you could enjoy a Megadraw prize.

Wondering what it might feel like to discover you’re a Megadraw winner? Thankfully, our previous Megadraw millionaires had some pretty memorable reactions, so we’ve got some idea of what you could expect! 

Literal chills 

A Hervey Bay grandmother was in complete disbelief when she learned she’d be stepping into the New Year with a Megadraw prize of $1.5 million: 

“I keep getting bursts of excitement. This changes everything for me. Every time my family reminds me I am a millionaire, I get chills, literal chills.” 

Walking in circles

A West Gippsland man was heading out to the gym when we called to break the news he was now a millionaire. While all thoughts of lifting weights left him, he still managed to get his steps up:

“I’m walking around in circles. I can’t believe what you’re telling me. I just got dressed to head to the gym, but I will be giving that a miss!”


For a Fullarton man, his winning news came with the side-effect of losing sleep. However, the South Australian player still managed to have the sweetest dreams: 

“I’ve been wide awake since I checked my ticket at 4 am this morning! I’ve been working hard my whole life and I’ve had enough! I’m going to retire!”

With a huge $40 million on offer for Friday’s Megadraw, we have no doubt more surprised Aussies will soon start feeling out of this world.