Australian woman takes home $60 million lottery jackpot
Sydney resident in her twenties is set for life
By Kate Northrop
It isn't every day you hear about a lottery winner on the younger side, but one Australian woman in her twenties just took home the $60 million (US$43.43 million) Australian Powerball jackpot in the draw on Thurs., Sept. 17.
She was the only person to win the jackpot outright with winning numbers 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 19, and 28, with Powerball number 6.
Her luck didn't end there. She purchased a PowerHit ticket to add some e ...
Sep 21, 2020, 5:26 pm - Lottery News forum
Australian woman wins second major lottery prize
After playing for over 50 years, TattsLotto player who scores $2 million prize is no stranger to big wins
By Kate Northrop
A woman from South Gippsland, Australia is familiar with the shock of winning a major lottery prize. After discovering that her ticket matched all six numbers in the July 25, 2020 TattsLotto drawing, she got to relive the experience once more.
This prize is a bit heftier than the last she was one of ten to win a top prize of $2 million (US$1,432,300) as compared to ...
Jul 28, 2020, 9:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Great-grandmother will give away her $1.8 million lottery jackpot
Every generation of her family will get a cut
An Australian great-grandmother has proven she is just as generous as she is lucky by announcing she will be giving much of her $1.8 million (US$1.2 million) lottery win to her family.
The winner from the country town of Gawler, north of Adelaide, scored the major prize on Saturday after playing with the same numbers for 20 years. Gawler is the oldest country town on the Australian mainland in the state of South Australia.
The woman, who wis ...
May 11, 2020, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum
Inside look at the mysterious booklet every Australian lottery jackpot winner receives
Apart from mind-boggling good luck, there's one thing all division one lottery winners have in common one humble brochure that gets mailed to every winner in Australia.
It means the mysterious document has only been seen by a select few Australians who have been fortunate enough to score a life-changing jackpot prize.
But a copy obtained by an Australian news website reveals a treasure trove of advice including from previous winners themselves buried within the pages.
Apr 27, 2020, 1:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Australian family's lottery numbers pay off after 20 years
An Australian family who collected a nearly $610,000 (US$383,000) lottery jackpot said they have been using the same numbers for nearly 20 years.
The family, from Peel, Western Australia, told Lotterywest officials the ticket they purchased for the April 11 Saturday Lotto drawing at The Lucky Charm Pinjarra bore the same numbers they have been using to play the lottery for two decades.
Their ticket, consisting of family birthday numbers, is now worth more than $610,000.
We've used thes ...
Apr 21, 2020, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum
Australian man wins lotto jackpot twice
A Melbourne, Australia, man is busy counting more than $46 million after he won the top prize in Oz Lotto twice.
The St Albans man had forgotten he had two entries in Tuesday's $70 million draw, each marked with the same numbers.
I'm speechless. I can't believe it, he told officials, who alerted him to his double bounty.
Both tickets had the same marked numbers which he'd been playing for 30 years.
I play every week. I have always marked my entries, but I have never chosen the numb ...
May 6, 2019, 7:53 am - Lottery News forum
Australian man wins $23 million lotto draw — twice
A Melbourne, Australia, man is $46.6 million richer after winning the lotto not once, but twice.
The blue-collar worker from St Albans in the city's north-west was stunned after he was informed that two of the three winning entries for the $70 million Oz Lotto prize on Tuesday night were registered to him.
The man had marked both entries with the same numbers, which he has been doing for three decades.
When we reached out to the division one winner from Melbourne to let him know he'd w ...
Mar 27, 2019, 8:16 am - Lottery News forum
Mom wins largest individual Powerball in Australian lottery history
A mom from Sydney won Australia's biggest individual prize in history on Thursday, cashing out with more than AU$107 million (US$76.7 million).
The Lott, Australia's official lotteries website, said in a statement that the 40-something winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, wasn't sure what was going on when officials called to tell her the big news. In fact, the winner initially thought she had won $107,000.
Oh my god, $107,000! That's amazing!
Then came the news that her winning we ...
Jan 19, 2019, 11:36 am - Lottery News forum
Australian man wins lottery after dreaming of jackpot
An Australian man who won a lottery prize worth AU$3.5 million (US$2.5 million) said it wasn't entirely a surprise he had dreamed the win just three weeks earlier.
The lucky winner now believes premonitions do come true after winning the First Prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years in the latest Set for Life draw following a dream he had where he won the lottery.
The ecstatic man's entry won the First Prize in Set for Life draw 1137 on Sept. 16th.
The Sydney man is the third First ...
Sep 17, 2018, 4:24 pm - Lottery News forum
What it's like to tell people they won the lottery for a living
At every lottery in the world, there's a person who calls winners to inform them their lives have changed. In Australia, one of those guys is Matt Hart. He works at Australia's largest lottery operator, The Lott, and every day, Matt makes very weird and often emotional phone calls.
Over the course of his career, Matt estimates he has called over 400 people, each one with their own unique story and reaction. We spoke with Matt to hear about what that's like, and what he's learned about luck.
Aug 2, 2018, 7:21 am - Lottery News forum