In case you missed it: Winning news to end the week on a high
This week, the Lott welcomed its 300th division one winner and surpassed $1 billion in division one prize money won for this financial year.
With so many people discovering they’d scored a major win this week, here’s some uplifting lottery stories you may have missed.
Aussie dad of the year? Wagga Wagga dad gifts family $15 million Oz Lotto win
A Wagga Wagga family had the surprise of their lives this week after taking home a $15 million Oz Lotto bounty without realising they even had an entry into the draw.
It turns out the family patriarch has been running a family lottery syndicate for years, unbeknown to the other family members.
While the family members couldn’t congregate to celebrate, they did start a group teleconference to start making plans for their multi-million-dollar windfall.
A great time to win! Young Adelaide dad scores Set for Life
They say timing is everything and the timing of an Adelaide man’s Set for Life division one win this week couldn’t be any better.
The young dad in his 20s recently lost his job to COVID-19 closures, but says the future is looking much brighter thanks to his win of $20,000 a month for 20 years.
Baulkham Hills healthcare worker buoyed by million-dollar win
A Baulkham Hills healthcare worker was heading out the door for another hectic day at work when she took the call that confirmed she was now a millionaire.
But winning division one in a Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw this week didn’t stop this hardworking woman from going to work and continuing to look after her patients.
She confessed she only played Lotto occasionally and only bought her winning entry as she was out walking and was feeling “anxious about everything going on” and was dreaming for a change of fortune.
Update on our donation to UQ’s COVID-19 vaccine
Recently we made a $1 million donation, through Golden Casket unclaimed prize money, to the University of Queensland’s School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences to help accelerate Australian research into a COVID-19 vaccine.
In an exciting development, phase one human trials of the vaccine could take place as early as June with the University of Queensland partnering with a world-class Dutch facility to assist.