In case you missed it: Set for Life winner tipped off by Facebook and Powerball crowns newest multi-millionaires
Whether you use social media to connect with family and friends, or to keep up to date with the news, this week one winner got the surprise of her life when a Facebook post helped her discover she’d won Set for Life.
Catch up on her winning story plus more highlights from the week!
Social media helps track down Set for Life winner
A Bargo woman is set to receive $20,000 a month for 20 years after she saw a post that we were on the hunt for a mystery Set for Life winner.
“I had absolutely no idea. I had seen on the Bargo Community Facebook Page that someone had won division one in Set for Life, but they couldn’t find the winner,” she laughed.
“Everyone was going absolutely wild, and so I thought I’d better head down to the newsagency to check my tickets too. I scanned my ticket, and the next thing I know, they’re telling me I scored division one.
“The first thing I will look at doing is retiring from work. Then I would love to donate to a few charities that really mean something to me."
Young Belconnen couple answer $20 million Powerball call
A couple from the ACT are the country’s newest multi-millionaires after they held the only division one winning entry in last night’s Powerball draw.
“Oh my god!” the winning man exclaimed while his wife screamed in the background.
“I saw I had two missed calls, and I thought, ‘who’s calling me at this time?’. I thought, ‘I’m not answering this. They’re probably ringing with bad news’. I’m glad I answered now!
“I want to help my parents and siblings. I want to buy a house for our young family. It’s going to make a world of difference.”
Brisbane woman to purchase a new set of wheels
In Queensland, the excitement of winning division one in a recent Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw caused a restless night for one overjoyed woman, who broke down in tears when we confirmed she'd won a whopping prize of $1 million.
“I checked my ticket last night, and I thought it was fake! I was shaking and had butterflies,” she exclaimed.
“I had hardly any sleep because I kept wondering if it could be true.
“I’ve got a very old car, so I think I would want a new car to begin with!”
Generous teacher’s Random Acts of Kindness treasured by locals
Primary school teacher, Aimee, is on a mission to cure lockdown blues!
With neighborhood scavenger hunts, community craft events, and running a local pet rescue to boot — this generous young woman received multiple nominations to be the latest Aussie surprised with $15,000 as part of TODAY’s “Random Acts of Kindness” segment, supported by The Lott.
“I’m a primary school teacher. I have nephews. I know firsthand how difficult it is for parents and their children to be cooped up during lockdown. Kids are active,” she said.
“I wanted to help them take a break from screen time and to get out of the house. To feel some sunshine and make some memories with their families.”
Watch the heart-warming moment she was surprised here.