In case you missed it: Powerball and Lotto make a millionaire medley!
Nine Aussie lottery players became millionaires this week, including two thrilled Powerball winners who scored $10 million each.
It’s been a medley of millionaires and their reactions were music to our ears. Check out the highlights below!
Two winning entries score Powerball’s $20 million jackpot!
The Powerball jackpot has gone off for the first time time in 2021, with two winning entries sharing Thursday night’s $20 million jackpot.
A Sandgate tradie had an early morning surprise when he checked his winning ticket shortly after 2am!
“At first I thought, ‘cool, I’ve won $10,000’, but then I realised I’d actually won a lot more — I’d won the top prize,” he said.
“I couldn’t sleep after that! So, I’ve been up since 2am and now I’m at work.”
Yes, despite becoming a multi-millionaire, the hard-working Queenslander says he’ll continue working his own business, but looks forward to buying his mum a house!
The second Powerball division one winner was an online player from New South Wales.
Frankston man’s property dreams come true after million-dollar TattsLotto win
Mowing the lawn probably isn’t how most people would celebrate a lottery win, but this week, one newly minted Lotto millionaire did exactly that.
“I totally freaked out. I’ve still got chills!” exclaimed the winning Frankston player.
“I was in such a state that I got up and mowed the lawn, even though it didn’t even need mowing. I just needed to do something!”
The thrilled winner shared he’d buy his very own property, and with $1 million, he might even be able to get someone else to mow the lawn for him.
Murray Bridge man scores cool $1 million from X Lotto ticket languishing on fridge door
A South Australian man from Murray Bridge is also celebrating his Lotto windfall — though it took him five days before he realised he was one of the country’s newest millionaires.
“The ticket’s just been sitting on the fridge!” the overjoyed man said.
It was his mum who prompted him to check his ticket after she heard about a mystery winner on the radio. Naturally, the generous man wanted to make sure she shared in the winning feeling too.
“My first priority is to help my mum — help her pay off the mortgage. I want to invest the rest and set myself up for the future.”
New year, new community partner!
January is turning out to be a winning start to the year for our players. It’s also been a winning start for a new community partner as we announced a $100,000 donation to Very Special Kids.
The Victorian organisation plays an integral role in caring for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a children’s hospice and professional family support services.
While a new partnership, our connection with Very Special Kids stems back to the late 1980s when Tatts was one of the major contributors to the building of the Very Special Kids hospice.
We’re excited to rekindle our support in 2021 and help them in their amazing work!