In case you missed it: Forget chocolates – these winners enjoyed a truly sweet surprise over Easter!
Last weekend proved to be full of sweet treats for a number of Saturday Lotto players who not only ended the weekend with their baskets full of Easter eggs but full of prize money too!
$965,000 Lotto win an unexpected pick-me-up for Lara man after night shift
An ordinary night shift came to an extraordinary end after one Victorian player realised he’d won almost one million dollars.
“I had just finished night shift, and as I was walking to the car, I decided to check my online account,” he said.
“I couldn’t believe it when I saw I won division one!"
There was no way he was going to sleep after that surprise, and there was no chance his wife was either — as he called her straight away to break the exciting news.
Hobart man “playing it cool” after discovering life-changing win at work
Across the pond, a Hobart man was similarly revelling in his Easter weekend Lotto surprise.
“Normally, I receive an email saying how much I have won, but this time the email said they couldn’t reveal how much the prize was worth, so I knew something was up,” he explained.
“I just couldn’t believe it! I was at work too, so I had to play it cool, but I was screaming on the inside.”
Cleveland father and son spend two weeks with no idea they’d won $1 million
This week also bought a truly unexpected treat for a Queensland father and son duo who had unknowingly spent the last fortnight as millionaires!
On Tuesday they finally checked their ticket and we could unite them with their prize.
“Dad got the ticket for both of us and after the draw, he thought we’d won some kind of prize. But he’d forgotten to check the ticket properly until just now!” the son explained.
“I think we were both in shock, we were speechless.
“We’re going to buy a house together.”
Padstow man almost misses out on $200,000 lottery win after his daughter declined winning call
Proving that it’s always worthwhile to check your tickets, one Sydney player discovered his Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot 1st Prize win after double-checking his entry at his local newsagency.
“When you initially called yesterday, my daughter answered, but she thought it was just a scam,” he explained.
“We headed down to the newsagency to double-check, and my god, I was in shock.
“For me, it’s a lot of money, so I am still trying to get over the shock of it.”
The overjoyed man said he would be sharing his prize with his family and some holidays plans were already in the works. Sounds like they’ll be celebrating until Easter next year!