True blue ways Aussies have celebrated winning the lottery
From upgrading the washing machine to installing a new water bore, the unique ways Aussie lottery winners use their life-changing windfalls are as vast and varied as Australia itself.
Ahead of Australia Day celebrations this weekend, we can reveal some of the most unique ways Aussie division one winners have celebrated and enjoyed their division one win in 2018.
While many winners choose to keep the news of their unexpected windfall quiet and celebrate in private, others don’t hold back on their celebrations with their nearest and dearest after discovering their division one win.
Here are five division one winners who, we think, celebrated their wins in some of the most Aussie ways ever.
A calming cuppa
In January 2018, a Bundaberg carer confessed he didn’t have anything stronger in the house so he had to settle for a calming cup of tea instead!
Steaks and showers
In March 2018, a Penrith woman revealed she would be celebrating her $15 million Oz Lotto win with a nice steak, but not before she went and had a shower ‘to think about it all’.
Celebrating with a schnitzel
In July 2018, a $200,000 Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot winner from Cairns shared the first thing he would do is go out for a celebratory pub meal.
Barbecue and bourbon
In September 2018, a Nowra woman explained she would be celebrating her $200,000 Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot win with a barbecue and a few bourbons.
In December 2018, a Knox retiree declared she would head out for a celebratory meal after winning over $995,000 but still planned to get the ‘seniors special’.
Our Aussies winners not only have some fair dinkum ways of celebrating their wins, they also have plenty of unique ways of enjoying their windfall.
From solar panels and water-tanks to engagement rings and clean hands – we’ve heard it all.
Here are ten division one winners who enjoyed their wins in true Aussie style.
Grey nomads continue Australian odyssey indefinitely
In January 2018, a pair of Gold Coast grey nomads confessed their Australian odyssey was to be extended indefinitely after taking home $10 million in Oz Lotto.
Here comes the sun
In February 2018, an Emerald woman announced her ‘ripper win’ would be used to purchase solar panels for her home.
Boys trip to Bali
In February 2018, a bunch of four young larrikins began planning their boys holiday to Bali after scratching the $100,000 top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
In February 2018, a hard-working Kempsey tradie admitted he was looking forward to having ‘clean hands for a change’ as his Lotto windfall would allow him to take a break from work.
He liked it so he put a ring on it
In July 2018, a Maitland couple proclaimed they would soon be hearing wedding bells after they planned to put some of their Lotto windfall towards an engagement ring.
In August 2018, a private family syndicate took home a massive $35 million division one prize, but all they wanted was a brand new washing machine.
Drought relief for farmers
In August 2018, a Canterbury Saturday Lotto winner put a donation to the drought-affected farmers at the top of his Lotto List. Then in September 2018, a farmer from Singleton declared his $200,000 Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot win was a form of ‘drought relief’ and he would use it to install a water bore.
New winning grin
In October 2018, a Toowoomba woman started a new set of teeth were on her shopping list after taking home the $2.32 million Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot.
Upgrading her house to a resort style pool
In November 2018, a Riverhills woman revealed she was going to make waves by upgrading her house with a resort-style pool after winning a top prize of $100,000.
Riding into the sunset
In November 2018, a Leeton grandmother vowed she would spend her Lotto division one win on the best Harley Davidson trike on the market, declaring ‘I don’t want to go to the grave rich!’
Whether you’re dreaming of a unique way to spend your lottery windfall, or you want to tick the original Aussie dream of owning your own home off your list, we can’t wait to hear what our 2019 winners have to say when we make that life-changing phone call!