In case you missed it: Lottery ticket worth millions tucked away
It’s always worth rummaging around for any forgotten lottery tickets and making sure to check them! We recently spoke to some shocked players who had been going about their lives completely oblivious of their win.
Check out this week’s winning highlights!
Fairy tale happy ending for Nambour mother and son
For more than a week a Nambour mother and son were living completely unware they were holding a Saturday Gold Lotto winning ticket, worth a whopping $2 million!
When we finally made contact. the dynamic duo shared their windfall felt like a fairy tale.
“I still can’t believe it! I went into the Newsagency on Saturday and checked the ticket,” the jubilant mother shared.
“It was such a shock when they told me they couldn’t pay out the prize. There were so many things running through my mind.
“It’s incredible. I still can’t believe it. It’s like a fairy tale!”
Victorian breaks lottery records with whopping $80 million prize
A man from Victoria has secured himself a spot in the Australian lottery history books after taking out the entire Powerball division one prize of $80 million!
Not only is he about to pocket a multi-million-dollar prize, but he also earns the title of Victoria’s biggest lottery winner and Australia’s third-biggest lottery winner.
But the winning news doesn’t stop there. There were also 2,986,866 prizes won across divisions two to nine – collectively taking home more than $51.55 million in prize money. Make sure you check your ticket to see if you’re a winner!
Boosted Saturday Lotto draw crowns five new multi-millionaires
Five ordinary Australians became overnight multi-milionaires after , scoring a share in the boosted Saturday Lotto $10 million draw.
Each winner snagged a swish prize of $2 million.
The winners were spreadacross the nation, with three landing in New South Wales, and one each in Victoria and Western Australia.
For one Kerang couple in lockdown, their $2 million prize about to hit their bank account, made their day a whole lot brighter.
“Oh god! This is absolutely fantastic news,” the winning man cheered.
“There were quite a few tears between the both of us once it started to sink in.”
Giving back to Sydney mother with Random Acts of Kindness
A mother-of-two, Rachael Smith, has been surprised with a $15,000 gift on the TODAY show segment, sponsored by The Lott, rewarding people for their "Random Acts of Kindness."
Rachael generously opened the “Pantry 4 the People” in 2020 on the street in Botany, Sydney, providing a rain-proof pantry stocked with food for those in need.
“The whole amount is going back to the pantry, the community. That money is going to help our community,” she exclaimed.
“I see the difference it makes. I can see the pantry from my driveway, and I refill it, and within minutes people are using it without judgement. People needing this during COVID, and it’s there to help.”