Are you sitting on a lotto loot? 23 lottery prizes waiting to be claimed
Do you have old lottery tickets laying around? They could be hidden in your top draw, your car console or even under a magnet on your fridge?
We’re urging players to check any tickets as there are currently 23 unclaimed division one and major lottery prizes across Australia worth almost $25 million.
There are nine unclaimed prizes in both Queensland and New South Wales, two in the ACT and one each in Victoria and South Australia.
These winning tickets were not registered to a player card or an online account, so we have no way of identifying or contacting the mystery winners to unite them with their prize.
The amount of time you have to claim a prize varies from state to state, but we hope to find all our elusive winners soon!
In Queensland, you have seven years to claim lottery prizes, but in Victoria, you have only six months to claim a prize directly from us – after which you can claim from the Victorian Government.
You can find out more about how long you have to claim a prize in your state here.
Currently, the oldest unclaimed division one prize is from a ticket purchased in Morayfield, Queensland. The entry won a Saturday Gold Lotto prize worth $1 million from a draw held June 2015. Imagine finding out you’ve unknowingly been a millionaire for more than five years!
One of the most recent unclaimed division one wins was from last month – a ticket purchased in Cobber Pedy, South Australia, won a Monday X Lotto prize of $1 million.
The biggest unclaimed lottery win is a $4.8 million Set for Life win from April last year with an entry purchased in Woden in the ACT.
As you’re cleaning up around the home this January, getting ready for the year ahead, keep an eye out for any unchecked lottery tickets. You could be the winner we’re looking for!
Unclaimed major lottery prizes across Australia
|Game||Draw no||Win date*||Selling outlet||State||Prize|
|Saturday Gold Lotto||3539||20/06/2015||Nextra Morayfield Village||Qld||$1,000,000.00|
|Monday Gold Lotto||3618||19/12/2016||Cotton Tree News||Qld||$1,000,000.00|
|Saturday Gold Lotto||3699||31/12/2016||Lutwyche News & Gifts||Qld||$1,347,826.09|
|Saturday Gold Lotto||3787||4/11/2017||Nextra Capalaba Park News||Qld||$369,059.13|
|Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot||1235||28/02/2018||Top End Newsagent Katoomba||NSW||$200,000.00|
|Saturday Gold Lotto||3867||11/08/2018||Golden Lucky News||Qld||$671,513.12|
|Saturday Lotto||3905||22/12/2018||Connection Newsagency||NSW||$1,018,499.24|
|Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot||1249||15/03/2019||Nextra Wynnum Plaza||Qld||$200,000.00|
|Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot||10280||1/04/2019||NewsExtra Springwood Mall||Qld||$100,000.00|
|Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot||1278||15/04/2019||Yagoona Newsagency||NSW||$200,000.00|
|Saturday Gold Lotto||3961||6/07/2019||Gatton Plaza Newsagency||Qld||$774,838.34|
|Saturday Gold Lotto||3967||27/07/2019||News Worx||Qld||$1,000,000.00|
|Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot||1411||2/08/2019||Governor Macquarie Drive Newsagency||NSW||$200,000.00|
|Set for Life||2072||8/04/2021||Thistle Kiosk||ACT||$4,800,000.00|
|Saturday Lotto 4147||4147||17/04/2021||Winston Hills Newsagency||NSW||$1,145,653.60|
|Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot||10467||7/06/2021||Anna Bay Newsagency & Post Office||NSW||$100,000.00|
|Saturday Lotto||4171||10/07/2021||West Ryde Marketplace News||NSW||$756,133.42|
|Monday Lotto||4094||12/07/2021||Pharmacy 4 Less Mt Hutton||NSW||$1,000,000.00|
|Saturday Lotto||4215||11/12/2021||Leppington Newsagency||NSW||$1,012,907.10|
|Monday X Lotto||4140||20/12/2021||Coober Pedy IGA Fresh||SA||$1,000,000.00|
|Saturday Lotto||4221||31/12/2021||My Gifts 'n' Paper||ACT||$2,352,941.18|
|TattsLotto||4221||31/12/2021||Lucky Lotto Greensborough||Vic||$2,352,941.18|
|Saturday X Lotto||4221||31/12/2021||Renmark Plaza Newsagency||SA||$2,352,941.18|
*Note: this is the draw date, not the entry purchase date. Entries could have been purchased up to 10 weeks in advance of a draw.