From a young Sunshine Coast woman planning an ‘isolation celebration’ to a $1 million boost for Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine research — here’s some of our favourite winning stories you may have missed this week. 

Young Sunshine Coast woman won’t let self-isolation ruin her celebrations
A Sunshine Coast woman in her 20s admitted winning $100,000 in a Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw this week gave her a complete sense of relief in these troubling times. “No way! No way! Oh my god! Um, this is awesome,” she cried.

While she wouldn’t be leaving her house to celebrate, she declared she’d be having an ‘isolation celebration’ which included ‘good drinks, good food, and good company’ with her partner. 

$5K every month for a year! Division two never looked so good!
How would you enjoy an extra $5,000 a month for a year? Well, that’s the question being contemplated by our three recent Set for Life division two winners.

A Leura man scored this amazing Set for Life division two prize earlier this week and told us he had already begun writing a list of all the fun things he’d do once out of self-isolation. 

“Of course, I will share some with my family,” he declared. 

“But when we can finally go out again, that’s when the fun can begin! I will go out for a really fancy dinner and have some lovely red wine. 

“You can certainly count on me to have fun with my prize, don’t worry about that!” 

Syndicate delivers multi-million-dollar win to Clayfield locals after three decades
Twenty-one Clayfield locals started their week on a high after discovering they won almost $3 million in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw. 

The winning syndicate was sold at Eagle Junction Newsagency and owner Bruce Cannell said he couldn’t be happier for his local customers. 

“Could you believe that syndicate has been running for 32 years? Nineteen of the 21 syndicate members play every single week, one of the original blokes is still in it as well.” he exclaimed. 

“One man told me he will finally be able to retire because of this prize. 

“There are plenty of good stories to tell! It’s fantastic!” 

Australia’s hunt for COVID-19 vaccine receives $1 million boost 
Through Golden Casket, we're donating $1 million to help accelerate Australian research into a COVID-19 vaccine. 

The donation will be made to The University of Queensland’s School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, one of six research facilities worldwide tasked with developing a vaccine against COVID-19 by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations. 

The donation from Golden Casket, part of the Lott, Australia’s official lotteries, has been funded from unclaimed prize money.  

At the current rate of research and development, it is expected to take up to 18 months before a vaccine is available to the public. However, with additional funding, the vaccine could be ready six months earlier.

We can’t find out what winning stories we’ll hear next week! 

While Australia responds to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia’s official lotteries continue to operate as normal. We’re committed to conducting our daily draws under the supervision of government regulators, and our winners all across the country will continue to receive their prizes. We support our retailers who remain open for business and are strictly implementing the federal government’s latest social distancing and hygiene requirements to protect their staff and customers. If it is safe for you to do so, you can visit your local store to play your favourite games. You can also play online or via the official Lott app. We’ll continue to inspire dreams, deliver wins, and bring you the games you love.