A private syndicate of nine friends and family spanning three Australian states have spent their weekend running phone lines red-hot after discovering their multi-million dollar division one win. 

The private syndicates winning entry was one of the seven division one winning entries nationally in Saturday’s X Lotto $20 million Superdraw 3889 on Saturday 27 October 2018.

Each entry takes home a division one prize of $2,857,142.86. 

As well as winning the coveted division one prize, the syndicate’s system 10 QuickPick entry also won division three 24 times and division four 90 times, bolstering their total prize to $2,889,195.76. Each syndicate member is set to receive a share worth $321,021.75. 

When speaking us this afternoon to confirm the win, the syndicate leader revealed his phone had been ringing off the hook since news of the win spread among the syndicate members. 

“It’s just fantastic!” he exclaimed. 

“It’s not all mine. I run a syndicate with eight other members so nine of us in total. 

“It’s a syndicate of family and friends and we are spread out all over the country across South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. 

“From about midnight on Saturday the phone calls started so we are all well aware of our win. 

“We’ve been playing the same numbers on our system 10 entry for about 10 years.” 

When asked how he planned to spend his share of the X Lotto windfall, the thrilled syndicate leader revealed he still hadn’t decided who, or what, was on his Lotto List. 

“I’m not sure yet really – even though I’ve had a couple of days to think about it!” he laughed. 

“They always say never rush these things so I think I’ll just keep cool, calm and collected.” 

The syndicate purchased its system 10 QuickPick entry online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.