In case you missed it: The best of the week’s heartwarming headlines
We’ve heard some incredible winning stories from humble every day Aussies this week— not to mention meeting inspiring researchers working to bring new hope to Aussie kids fighting cancer.
Check out our round-up of our favourite heartwarming moments from the week that was.
“I guess I can buy more than a couple of bread rolls for lunch!”: Narre Warren man claims $23 million Powerball prize
After five days of wondering who our mystery Powerball winner was, we were overjoyed when a Narre Warren man discovered he was the missing multi-millionaire we had been searching for. The Melbourne Local held the only division one winning entry in last week’s Powerball draw, scoring the division one prize of over $23 million!
When speaking with us to confirm his win, the shocked man revealed he had just ducked out to grab some lunch when he checked his ticket.
“This just can’t be right. I didn’t expect this news!” he exclaimed.
“I’m sitting in my car shaking. I think I’ll have to sit here for a while to calm down before I drive home.”
His plans to just grab a few bread rolls might have gone out the window but we’re sure the news of his win was just as appetising!
Aiming for Zero: $600,000 to support revolutionary Zero Childhood Cancer program
A game-changing approach to treating childhood cancer is being developed in Australia with a clear and inspiring goal: reduce child cancer deaths to zero.
This week, we were proud to announce our $600,000 donation to help ensure the continued success of The Zero Childhood Cancer Program and its revolutionary work. The support includes funding from Golden Casket unclaimed prize money.
The program is giving new hope to families and children going through an unimaginable ordeal. The $600,000 contribution will be used to help fund the national clinical trial, which will see 400 children join by the end of the year— a hopeful step forward in the fight against childhood cancer.
Saturday Lotto’s first jackpot in four years delivers a Mother’s Day gift worth $1.9 million
After jackpotting for the first time since 2016, last weekend’s special $8 million Saturday Lotto draw delivered big for Aussies across the country with five winning entries scoring a huge $1.9 million each.
It was a joy to break that winning news to our latest millionaires. Among them was a humble Adelaide dad, a shocked Cairns woman, an anonymous Springvale shopper, and a Caloundra tradie who can’t wait to put the tools down for good.
In a particularly heartwarming story, a Charters Towers woman scored her $1.9 million prize thanks to an early Mother’s Day gift from her daughter.
“[My daughter] called me earlier in the week to let me know the store she had bought the ticket from had sold a division one winner and it was unclaimed,” the thrilled woman recounted to us.
“I told her ‘there is no way it could be me!’ but I checked it as soon as it arrived in the post. “I can’t believe it. I can’t wait to call her and tell her I’ve won.”
We’re sure this will go down as one of the best Mother’s Day gifts the loving mum has ever received!
Adelaide Hills man’s boredom completely busted after $50,000 Instant Scratch-Its win
Jigsaw puzzles, books, and movies might be helping some of us get through isolation, but one Adelaide Hills man found a pastime that can pay when he scratched a top prize worth $50,000 on a $4 Big Cheese Bingo Instant Scratch-Its ticket this week.
The thrilled bloke revealed he enjoys taking some time out to play Instant-Scratch-Its and had made sure to pick up some tickets while he was out to help bust his boredom.
“I’ve never won anything like this before!” he told us.
“It’s an added bonus of them helping me pass the time.”