In case you missed it: Australia gets seven new millionaires in seven days
Prizes were flying out the door this week.
In seven days Saturday Lotto created five new millionaires, we had a new Powerball multi-millionaire, and Oz Lotto rained gold from east to west with a winning syndicate in Queensland and a new millionaire in Western Australia.
Check out all the highlights below.
“I feel so free now!”: Taringa woman answers phone to $40 million news
As soon as we saw a winning entry had taken out Powerball’s huge $40 million jackpot on Thursday night, we were straight on the phone to break the news to our winner.
Thankfully, a Taringa mum had her phone close by and picked up straight away.
“This is insane,” she said through tears.
“I am feeling so breathless! I think I might faint or throw up!"
When asked what she might do with her multi-million-dollar prize, helping her friends and family, a new home, and early retirement were all on her wish list. But ultimately, the woman was overwhelmed at the possibilities.
“What can’t I do?” she exclaimed.
Gold rush for Queensland with 18 Hervey Bay and Noosa locals sharing division one
It turned out to be a week of double jackpots with the $2 million Oz Lotto jackpot also going off on Tuesday night.
There were two division one winning entries; one went to a thrilled Western Australia player, while the other caused a gold rush for a winning Queensland syndicate.
The Lucky Charm Hervey Bay owner Greg Baartz said the syndicate had been running for around ten years.
“We’ve had some locals here in Hervey Bay who have been part of it every week,” he explained.
“One of our regulars came in this morning to check his ticket and he was overwhelmed.
“That kind of prize is certainly going to help everyone out, especially at such an uncertain time.”
Each member of the syndicate pockets a swish $73,374.87.
Lotto’s first $5 million Saturday creates five new millionaires!
With a new estimated $5 million division one prize pool and improved chance of winning any prize, the first draw under Saturday Lotto’s game updates was a success!
Across the country, there were five division one winning entries who each took home a prize worth $1.3 million.
For a Bexley airport worker turned overnight millionaire, his Saturday Lotto win landed right on time.
“Thank you! Thank you! This is really, really good news!” he exclaimed.
“I work at the airport, and since COVID-19 I’ve only been able to work one or two days a week, which has been hard.”
There were also over one million winners in divisions two to six, so make sure you check your tickets!
Register now for Day for Daniel
It’s been a big week of prizes across Australia, but our partners at the Daniel Morcombe Foundation have their sights set on a different kind of win for our nation.
Their goal is to improve child safety education for Aussie kids and their families, to help create safer communities for all.
You can register now for Day for Daniel, on Friday 30 October. It’s a national day of action that honours the memory of Daniel Morcombe and raises awareness about child safety, protection, and harm prevention.
Find out more and register here.