In case you missed it: This week’s most unbelievable moments!
It’s been a week that almost felt too astonishing to be true. We’re talking unbelievable timing; unbelievable community spirit; and of course, unbelievable prizes!
Check out all the highlights below.
Young Liverpool man makes $20 million Powerball discovery
Hot off the phone — just this morning we spoke to our latest Powerball winner after a single entry from New South Wales took out the entire division one prize of $20 million in last night’s draw!
The winner is a young man from Liverpool who couldn’t believe how his world has turned upside down.
“I couldn’t believe it. I kept logging in and out of my online account,” he recounted to us.
“I couldn’t sleep last night. I just kept thinking about the fact I am now a multi-millionaire. A multi-millionaire! How crazy is that?
“I am with my mum now and she’s crying. She can’t say a word.”
The generous young man said he’s excited to look after his family and buy his parents a house, but he’ll be sure to make sure he gets to have some fun with his prize too.
In his words, the news wasn’t just unbelievable. It’s “unf***ing believable!”.
New Farm couple come forward to claim Oz Lotto prize worth almost $6 million!
Picture this; It’s 9:30am on a Wednesday morning, you’re just about to jump in the car to head to work when you quickly check your Oz Lotto ticket.
Now imagine discovering that your ticket has won a division one prize worth almost $6 million! That was the scenario that played out for a shocked New Farm man this week.
“I just couldn’t believe it. I thought there had to be some mistake,” he said when we confirmed his win.
“I think it’s safe to say my wife and I are very much in shock.”
Understandably, the man never made it into work as he and his wife both took the rest of the day off to process the multi-million-dollar winning news!
$2 million win lands on time for stood-down airline worker
We doubt there’s ever a bad time to win a lottery prize, but this week we spoke to a Melbourne player who admitted the timing of his $2 million Superdraw windfall couldn’t have been better!
“It has actually come at the perfect time for us,” he explained.
“I’m an airline worker and I’ve recently been stood-down due to COVID-19.
“I was sitting at home with my family on Saturday night when I checked my ticket on the app. It came up on the screen that I had won $2 million. I didn’t believe it.”
The winning man held one of the ten division one winning entries nationally in Lotto’s $20 Million Superdraw Saturday over the weekend. Hearing about the unbelievable timeliness of his win certainly set our spirits soaring!
St Leonards dad welcomes $100,000 win and birth of baby all in one day!
Speaking of timely wins, a St Leonards dad had a day he’ll never forget this week, discovering he’d won a Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot 1st Prize of $100,000 just hours after the birth of his baby.
“I actually bought the ticket because our baby was due and we were feeling lucky! Turns out we really were!” he exclaimed.
“We had a baby and a win all in one day!”
“I can’t wait to use this prize to look after our baby and his beautiful mother.”
Talk about a bundle of joy!
“Bullsh*t!”: Devonport woman refuses to believe $2 million win
From unbelievable timing, to downright unbelievable — we had our work cut out for us convincing a Devonport woman that she was now a multi-millionaire thanks to her division one winning entry in Lotto’s $20 Million Superdraw.
“You’re joking! I don’t believe you!” she exclaimed when we called to break the incredible news.
“My partner is right here next to me, and he doesn’t believe it either.
“I just need to check this ticket myself. I’m still in my pyjamas, but the first thing I’m going to do is have a shower and visit the outlet so they can tell me I’m a winner themselves!” she laughed.
With $2 million headed to her bank account, we’re sure the woman will believe us soon!
Support continues for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation with $300,000 to help keep kids safe
It seems there’s no limit to the unbelievable resilience and spirit of Denise and Bruce Morcombe. Since 2005, they’ve worked tirelessly through the Daniel Morcombe Foundation to help young victims of crime and make our communities safer for Aussie kids.
We’re proud to support their important work and this week announced a $300,000 donation to the Foundation. The donation — funded by Golden Casket unclaimed prize money — will be used to expand the organisation’s child safety education programs, child safety events, and to increase the support the Foundation provides to families of missing persons.
Last year the Foundation saw a record number of schools and early learning centres taking part in their programs and we’re excited to see that continue to grow in 2020 and beyond.
It’s truly been a week of awe-inspiring moments. If you’ve had an unbelievable win of your own this week, use #winningfeeling to share your story with us!