In case you missed it: Seven new millionaires made, just in time for Christmas!
Forget partridges in a pear tree, in the week before Christmas there have been Four Saturday Lotto millionaires, three Monday & Wednesday Lotto millionaires, three Lucky Lotteries 1st Prize winners, and two Instant Scratch-Its top prizes scratched.
Sharing in your dreams and delight makes every day feel like the most wonderful time of the year, but there’s something truly special about a Christmas win.
As this week’s winners revealed, it’s a time for giving and sharing, for connecting with loved ones, and for finding opportunities to smile a little easier and celebrate a little more.
Two Melbourne East locals each celebrate TattsLotto win
Melbourne’s eastern suburbs saw a flurry of division one wins over the weekend with a Croydon man and a Ringwood East woman each scoring more than $1.5 million.
When we confirmed the exciting news with our Croydon winner, he shared how his win would make a difference this Christmas.
“It means I’ll be able to be a bit more generous with the presents and spoil the family a bit more,” he said.
“I think it’s great when lots of players win a smaller amount because then it’s more people out there spending it on their families.
“I’ve always played so I’ll keep playing and anything else I win means I can just be more generous with sharing it!”
Eastwood mum overwhelmed by $1.5 million Saturday Lotto win
An Eastwood mum is also coming to terms with the fact she’s a newly-minted Lotto millionaire.
“I was very excited, of course! There were lots of tears,” she explained.
“It’s such a great win right before Christmas. I couldn’t believe our luck when I saw we’d won!”
The thrilled winner shared her prize would help with her children’s education expenses in the New Year.
Hastings granddad bowled over by $25,000 Instant Scratch-Its win
A Mornington Peninsula resident was so excited by his Instant Scratch-Its top prize this week, he declared he felt like he’d been “hit by a double-decker bus!”
The timing could not have been more perfect for the generous granddad.
“We’re out shopping right now and all of a sudden the grandkids are getting bigger and better presents,” he laughed.
Yarra Valley man in a daze after $200,000 Lucky Lotteries win
Generosity is definitely in the air. A Yarra Valley man was stunned by his Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot 1st Prize, but he knew exactly what he’d do with this prize at this time of giving.
“Well, it will certainly come in handy around Christmas time,” he shared
“But I would like to donate a bit to charity as well.”
$4.5 million raised for sick kids by Light Up Xmas Appeal
It wasn’t just our winners digging deep this Christmas. Aussies have shown their caring spirit and helped raise more than $4.5 million for sick children and their families across New South Wales through the Channel 9 Light Up Xmas Appeal.
We were proud to be the presenting partner for the Appeal and help share the inspiring journeys of sick kids and healthcare heroes.
The inaugural event highlighted the everyday miracles that occur across the hospitals and services in New South Wales, with money raised supporting the Sydney Children’s Hospital’s Foundation.
More than ever, we see the joy that comes from believing in what’s possible and making dreams come true.
We wish all our players and community partners a safe and happy Christmas, and a winning New Year!