In case you missed it: Double jackpot week makes two new Aussie multi-millionaires!
What a blockbuster week! With a $20 million Oz Lotto jackpot, and the $60 million Powerball jackpot both going off, Australia now has two freshly minted multi-millionaires who’ll be celebrating into the weekend — as will we!
Get the wrap on their winning reactions, plus some of our other favorite moments from the week that was.
Inner-city Sydney woman in her 20s answers phone to $60 million Powerball payday
As soon as we saw there was a division one winning entry in Thursday night’s massive $60 million Powerball draw, we jumped straight on the phone to try and reach the winner.
It took a few attempts, but finally a young Sydney woman picked up and we could let her know she was now $60 million richer!
“Are you sure about this? Oh my god, this is insane. Thank you!” she said through tears.
“I’ve never thought about what I’d do with $60 million!
“This is very overwhelming. I’m shaking like a leaf!”
The woman immediately thought of her nearest and dearest and plans to use her prize to help out her parents and siblings and take a big family holiday.
“My heart is pounding!” declares Drouin “country girl” after $20 million Oz Lotto win
While our Powerball winner made for a showstopping week, just a few days earlier Oz Lotto put on its own exciting performance with a huge $20 million draw.
One winner scored the entire jackpot prize — a self-confessed ‘country girl’ from Drouin in Victoria. When we called to confirm her prize, the down-to-earth woman was blown away.
“Oh my goodness! Thank you so so much! What can I say? Jeez!,” she exclaimed.
“A few years ago, a family member had a serious accident so I am very much aware of how your life can change in the blink of an eye.
“This is another one of those life-changing moments but definitely a more exciting one. You really don’t know what each day will bring.”
She plans to continue working and celebrate with a pub meal now that restrictions are easing in her hometown.
Chermside man’s sleepless night after million-dollar discovery
Not to be outdone by our jackpotting games, Lotto continued to demonstrate its talent for making millionaires this week and sprung a $1 million Monday Gold Lotto prize on a Chermside man.
“It’s incredible. Honestly, I never thought this would happen. You hope, and you pray, but you never think you will actually win the lottery!” he exclaimed.
“It has been a bit tough year for us, just like it has been for a lot of people. “We will invest the prize for our future retirement.”
Childhood Cancer Association ‘goes for gold’ to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and we’ve been shining a spotlight on our community partners working to improve outcomes for children and their families living with cancer.
We recently caught up with the Childhood Cancer Association to learn more about how they’ve been helping families over the last few tough months. Despite the challenges they’ve faced, their commitment to providing vital support services remains as strong as ever.
You can get a full behind the scenes look at the incredible work they do here.