In case you missed it: Dream-come-true week for Australia’s newest multi-millionaires!
If you need a boost of optimism, we’ve got it in abundance.
Not one, but two Aussies became newly minted multi-millionaires this week following Oz Lotto and Powerball’s highly anticipated jackpot draws!
And while all eyes were on these mega division one prizes, there were plenty of other absolutely dreamy moments this week too.
Check out some of the highlights below!
We’re on the look-out for our mystery $80 million Powerball winner: Is it you?
The search has begun for Australia’s latest multi-millionaire – a mystery Victorian player who scored a colossal $80 million in Thursday night’s Powerball draw!
This is the largest lottery prize ever won in Victoria and the equal third biggest lottery win in Australia. We are eager to unite our winner with the incredible prize, so we’re encouraging all Victorian players who had an entry into Powerball draw 1260 to check their tickets!
If you do realise you’re holding that winning division one ticket, make sure to hold on tight to it and call us on 131 868 to begin the process of claiming your prize.
As well as crowning a new multi-millionaire, the Powerball wins rained down across the country with a total of 2,404,426 prizes won in divisions two to nine that collectively scored more than $44.35 million in prize money — including six division two winners, who each take home $204,822.85!
North Sydney woman scores $50 million Oz Lotto prize on first ticket she’s ever bought!
Oz Lotto also brought plenty of thrills this week with one winning entry taking out a massive $50 million jackpot on Tuesday night! However, we had to wait more than 36 hours after the draw to discover who had won the coveted prize.
Thankfully, a North-Sydney woman heard that the search was on for our latest Oz Lotto multi-millionaire and checked her ticket on Thursday morning, only to realise she was suddenly $50 million richer!
"Holy sh*t!" she said eventually.
“I can’t believe it. I’m shaking. Jesus Christ. This is incredible!
“You won’t believe this. This is the first lottery ticket I’ve ever bought in my life!”
The shocked woman is our tenth Oz Lotto winner for 2020 and told us she’ll have to let the news sink in before she decides how to use here prize.
There was also a total of 925,102 prizes worth more than $18.6 million won in divisions two to seven in Tuesday night’s draw. This includes 16 division two winners who each scored $32,955.25 so make sure you check your tickets to find out if you had a win!
Waterways winner scores $1.5 million with unusual entry type
Even before jackpot excitement took over, three division one winners were celebrating becoming millionaires thanks to the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw.
Among them was a Waterways woman who picked up a cool $1.5 million prize after using a unique way of marking her numbers.
“This is insane! My goodness!” she exclaimed.
“I choose the numbers by drawing a picture or a pattern on the coupon. “My husband and I started doing it a little while ago as a bit of fun and the system just stuck!”
The woman said she’s excited to buy a new home for her family and was going to start looking at real-estate straight away. Sounds like a picture-perfect start to the week!
“The numbers came to me in my sleep!”: Redlands winner becomes an overnight millionaire!
It really has been a dream-come-true week for our winners this week — and especially so for a thrilled Redlands woman.
After more than a decade of playing the same numbers, the Queenslander scored a $1 million division one prize in Monday Lotto!
“I can’t believe it. Thank you!” she said.
“The numbers came to me in a dream about 15 years ago, I literally saw them appear one by one, and I’ve been playing them in that exact order ever since.”
The generous woman plans to help out her family and make some of their dreams come true too.
The best spot to watch the sunset in Australia: Mindil Beach Sunset markets reopen in Darwin
While we believe there’s nothing quite like receiving some winning news, we have heard that Darwin’s sunsets can be pretty breathtaking in their own right!
It’s why we’re excited that the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets have re-opened for the dry season while implementing strict social distancing rules. The 200 stalls, live music, and performances by local indigenous groups can once again inject money into the local economy against the backdrop of the spectacular top-end sunsets.
The Lott, through Tatts NT, has been a long-term supporter of Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and is proud to support the not-for-profit organisers that give back to Darwin’s local community and small businesses.
What dreams would you make come true if you scored a major prize? If you’ve had a surprise win of your own this week make sure to share your #winningfeeling and celebrate with us!