In case you missed it: how good is sharing a win!
It’s been another big week at the Lott as we crowned more division one and major prize winners and heard their exciting plans for their windfalls.
Sharing was definitely the theme of the week with syndicate entries taking home major prizes, and individual winners wanting to help out their nearest and dearest.
Here’s some highlights below:
Gold rush hits Woodridge
Eight Woodridge locals finally had their dreams of winning the lottery become a reality this week when their syndicate, aptly named “Gold”, won division one in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw.
The winning syndicate was sold at AUR Express Woodridge, and store manager Laraine Hannequin said the syndicate had won plenty of prizes over the years but nothing like this.
“We’ve been running this syndicate every week for around thirty years. We’re incredibly pleased,” she said.
“They are all locals and all so deserving, so we are incredibly thrilled.”
Each syndicate member takes home a share worth $133,746.46.
Good news for Melbourne
In another major syndicate win, ten lotteries players scattered around Melbourne were in celebration mode this week after their Monday and Wednesday Lotto syndicate scored over $1 million in division one prize money in Monday’s draw.
The syndicate’s System 13 QuickPick entry also scored division three 42 times and division four 315 times, bolstering their total prize to $1,027,428.10. Each member of the 10-share syndicate receives a share worth $102,742.81. Not too shabby at all.
We’re sure each syndicate member is busy celebration their win and planning on how to share it with their loved ones.
Lucky Lotteries prize claimed a week after the draw
A Randwick woman didn’t catch a wink of sleep after discovering she had been walking around for a week oblivious to the fact she had won the $200,000 First Prize in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.
When we asked how she would spend her prize, the woman thought of others first, explaining many people would benefit.
“I’ll be sharing it with my family and friends,” she said.
“It’s fantastic. I can’t wait to share the joy with them.
“This is just what we need right now!”
Ground-breaking research for mothers and their babies
Back in 2018, the Lott, through Golden Casket, donated $500,000 to the Mater Foundation to support the research led by Professor Sailesh Kumar into lowering fetal distress while a woman was in labour by using viagra.
The study has proven to be so promising that just this week Professor Kumar was granted a further $3.42 million for a large Australia-wide study by the Medical Research Future Fund.
"Without the initial support of Golden Casket and their customers, we would not have been able to start this trail at the time we did,” Professor Kumar said.
"A big thank you again to Golden Casket for the initial donation, which has led to an extension in the trial.”
What an incredible week it has been! Don’t forget if you’ve had a win, use #winningfeeling to share your story with us.