The festive season is here! It’s a time for giving and sharing, for being with loved ones, and for taking the chance to dream big and celebrate more. 

While we're reflecting on all the moments of joy that come with this time of year, there's a few memorable stories that come to mind. These every day Aussies had a truly memorable Christmas thanks to a surprise lottery win!  

Can you imagine how you'd react if you unwrapped a major lottery prize?  

Check out some of our favourite festive wins: 

Christmas Eve millionaire 

A Hunter Region woman became an overnight millionaire on Christmas Eve of 2020, when she scored an amazing $1 million prize thanks to Monday & Wednesday Lotto.  

“It is a great win before Christmas! I will certainly be having a great day tomorrow celebrating,” she said. 

“I don’t know how I am going to sleep tonight, though! 

“I am just going to be sitting here thinking about the fact I’ve just become a millionaire. So, Christmas is going to be fantastic this year thanks to my win, but I think I will be very tired!”  

Best Christmas gift ever for Broken Hill man 

Just last year, a New South Wales player won over a $2.1 million Saturday Lotto prize on Christmas day!!“I don’t think I received any presents as good as this one! It’s all real, right?” the winning man said. 

“We’ve been trying to buy a new house, so that’s now taken care of.  

“I just can’t believe it!”  

Boxing Day dream  

After the Christmas chaos, a Samford mum scored a whopping $24.3 million Powerball jackpot on Boxing Day of 2019.  

“Thank you so much. I don’t know what to say,” she said while crying.  

“It is something I’ve only ever dreamed about. It happens to other people, not people like me. 

“I just can’t figure out what this means right now, but it’s huge. It’s a dream. It just changes everything for us.” 

If these stories have inspired some Christmas dreaming for you, check out our holiday combo below that gets you an entry into five draws in the week leading up to Christmas.  

We’ll be standing by to deliver more winning news all through December so don’t forget to register your entries to a player card or online account, so you never miss a win! You can purchase your entries instore, online, or via The Lott app for the chance to have an extra magical Christmas.  

Happy playing.