Where the millions were won this year: Australia's 2017 Lotto Hotspots exclusively revealed!
For aspiring millionaires wondering where all the lottery division one wins were won during the past 12 months, Australia’s 2017 Lotto Hotspots have been revealed.
Between 1 December 2016 and 30 November 2017, there were 413 division one winning entries held by lottery players in the Lott’s jurisdictions equating to more than $868 million in division one prize money!
The latest data released by Australia’s official lotteries the Lott (see tables below) reveal the coveted title of Australia’s 2017 Top Lotto State – based on the total number of division one wins – is awarded to Victoria. A total of 141 division one winning tickets were sold in this state across all lottery games, equating to more than $216 million in division one prize money.
However, it is Queensland that takes out the honours for the state with the most division one prize money won, with 105 division one winning entries delivering more than $303 million in division one prize money.
The biggest individual lotto prize won in Australia during the twelve months to 30 November 2017 was the giant $55 million Powerball windfall, which was won by a private syndicate of 21 Queensland Government workers in January.
The latest research also exposes the 2017 Lotto Hotspot Postcodes – the suburbs in each state where the most division one winning entries were sold.
- In Queensland, there was a tie between 4127 for Springwood and 4217 for Surfers Paradise / Bundall / Runaway Bay, with each selling four (4) division one wins totalling $27,497,085.80 and $1,406,025.18 respectively.
- In New South Wales, the postcode of 2166 for Cabramatta sold four (4) division one wins totalling $18,666,666.67.
- In the ACT, there was a tie between 2912 for Gungahlin and 2903 for Wanniassa, which each selling two (2) division one wins totalling $2,666,666.67 and $1,282,121.14 respectively.
- In Victoria, the postcode of 3082 for Mill Park sold four (4) division one wins totalling $9,073,608.68.
- In Tasmania, the postcodes in the northern part of the state, including Launceston, sold six (6) division one wins totalling $5,360,787.32.
- In South Australia, the postcode of 5108 Salisbury North / Paralowie sold three (3) division one wins totalling $2,444,069.17.
- In the Northern Territory, the postcode of 0812 for Leanyer delivered the territory’s biggest division one wins totalling $3,333,333.34.
The Lott spokesperson Elissa Lewis said a total of 237 millionaires were created across the Lott’s jurisdictions during the 12 month period.
“2017 will long be remembered by many as a year of big wins for lottery players across the country. From truck drivers to teachers, retirees to retail workers, each division one winner had a unique story to tell about what their windfall meant to them and their loved ones,” she said.
Although Victoria sold the most division one winning entries in 2017, if you were dreaming of becoming a millionaire, New South Wales was the place to win, Ms Lewis highlighted from the data.
“While it’s exciting to reveal where the most lotto wins occur, it’s important to remember that lottery games are entertaining games of chance and every number on your ticket has an equal chance of being drawn, no matter where you buy your ticket,” she said.
“So while we’ve seen clusters of division one wins in certain areas in each state, it’s important to remember these vary from year to year and that we’ve seen division one wins land far and wide across Australia in both metropolitan and regional areas.”
The highly anticipated release of Australia’s 2017 Lotto Hotspots comes as the countdown begins to the $30 Million Megadraw on 30 December 2017! Imagine starting the New Year as a newly-minted millionaire!
The Lott is expecting a surge of interest in the $30 Million Megadraw on Saturday 30 December, so customers are advised to get in early and purchase their entry for the opportunity to finish the year with a chance to share in the massive $30 million division one prize pool.
Customers are encouraged to register their entries to a player card. Not only does registration ensure their prize is secure, it also ensures they can be contacted directly with news of their division one win.