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The hot Superdraw entry types and numbers to warm up your winter exclusively revealed!

Ahead of Saturday’s $20 Million Superdraw, the Lott has run the numbers and delved into the data to reveal the hot Superdraw entry types and numbers to help Lotto hopefuls warm up their entry this winter.

Ahead of Saturday’s $20 Million Superdraw, the Lott has run the numbers and delved into the data to reveal the hot Superdraw entry types and numbers to help Lotto hopefuls warm up their entry this winter.
 
The hot entry types and numbers were uncovered by examining the most common division one winning entries and the most frequently drawn numbers from the previous eight Superdraws and Megadraw events.
 
Last financial year, there were 87 Saturday division one winning entries in the Lott jurisdictions from the eight Superdraws and Megadraw, who shared a total of more than $176 million in prize money.
 
The Lott spokesperson Elissa Lewis said division one winners from each of the past eight supersized Lotto draws took home an average division one prize of just over $2 million.
 
“Interestingly, this year alone the four Superdraw events have created 38 new millionaires!
 
“The data shows that not only are our division one Superdraw winners becoming millionaires, many of them are becoming multi-millionaires!” Ms Lewis exclaimed.
 
“Our research has revealed that a 12-game QuickPick entry is the hot entry type for division one wins.  During the past year, 11 division one winning entries were this Regular QuickPick entry type.
 
“A 50-game QuickPick entry came in a very close second, with 10 division one winners holding a Maxi QuickPick entry, which is something customers could consider when purchasing their ticket for this Saturday’s $20 Million Superdraw.”
 
Ms Lewis said the exclusive data had also provided some good insights for Superdraw customers who liked to choose their own numbers and preferred to mark their entry.
 
“What the Superdraws from the past financial year have shown is the number 40 has been drawn four times – that’s half of all draws – making it one of our hottest numbers yet!”
 
Superdraw Saturday events are scheduled throughout the year and offer customers a super-sized division prize pool.
 
Ms Lewis said the Lott was preparing to make a slew of phone calls first thing Monday morning to officially notify the registered division one winners from this Saturday’s Superdraw.
 
“Superdraws have become enormously popular with the Lott customers and it’s anticipated millions of Australian adults will purchase an entry into Saturday’s $20 Million Superdraw, with half of all entries expected to be purchased on the day of the draw.
 
“We encourage all customers who are purchasing a ticket, whether they are regular players or eye-on-the-prize players who only buy into large draws, to register their tickets so we can call them with the life changing news,” she said.
 
Tickets in the Lott’s $20 Million Superdraw are on sale now and can be purchased until 7:30pm AEST on Saturday 29 July from any official lottery outlet, online from thelott.com, or via thelott app.
 
Hot winning numbers across the eight Superdraws and Megadraw in FY17
 

Rank

Hot Number

Frequency

1

40

4

2

16

3

3

23

3

4

28

3

5

32

3

6

33

3

 
Hot division one winning entry types across the eight Superdraws and Megadraw in FY17
                                   

Rank

Hot Entry Type

Frequency

1

12-Game QuickPick

11

2

50-Game QuickPick

10

3

36-Game QuickPick

8

Saturday Gold Lotto lightning strikes twice: Stafford couple celebrate second division one win!

A retired Stafford couple is today celebrating their good fortune after the revelation they had won division one in Saturday Gold Lotto for the second time less than four years.
A retired Stafford couple is today celebrating their good fortune after the revelation they had won division one in Saturday Gold Lotto for the second time less than four years.
 
The couple was one of 13 division one winners nationally who each took home a first division prize of $329,266.60 in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3757 on 22 July 2017. 
 
But it was a case of déjà vu for the winning couple, who confessed they also won a division one prize of more than $500,000 in 2014.
 
“That’s unreal!” the winning man exclaimed when his Gold Lotto win was confirmed this morning.
 
“I checked my ticket yesterday and I was sitting there marking the numbers.  I checked it again and again. I said to my wife ‘we’ve got six numbers in the Lotto!’.
 
“She was over the moon!” 
 
The couple don’t know what the secret to their Gold Lotto success is, with the latest win coming from the random numbers on a 24-game QuickPick entry, but they plan to use their new division one windfall to enjoy their well-earned retirement.
 
 “I worked hard all my life and it was all manual work.  Now we can relax and enjoy our retirement,” the man explained.
 
“We’ll share it with our family, buy a new car, and just and try and keep breathing!
 
“Money isn’t everything, but it can make you smile a bit wider!"

The winners, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their 24-game QuickPick entry from West Stafford News, 611 Stafford Road, Stafford.
 
It’s the second time in less than 12 months West Stafford News has sold a division one winning entry.  In October 2016, one of their customers walked away with more than $1.9 million from a Saturday Gold Lotto draw.
 
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3757 on Saturday 22 July 2017 were 32, 42, 27, 44, 11 and 22, while the supplementary numbers were 7 and 39.
 
Across Australia there were 13 division one winning entries for Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3757, including three from Queensland, two from New South Wales, six from Victoria and three from Western Australia.
 
Last financial year, there were 275 division one winning Saturday Gold Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $283 million. 
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 220 so far this calendar year, including 61 won by Golden Casket customers.

Runaway Bay tradie says no more overtime or weekend work after Saturday Gold Lotto win!

A hardworking Runaway Bay tradie has declared he won’t be working overtime or on weekends anymore after landing the division one prize in Saturday Gold Lotto.
A hardworking Runaway Bay tradie has declared he won’t be working overtime or on weekends anymore after landing the division one prize in Saturday Gold Lotto.
 
He was one of 13 division one winners nationally who each took home a prize of $329,266.60 in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3757 on 22 July 2017.  The man’s System 8 marked entry also saw him win other divisional prizes, taking his total windfall to $340,784.65.
 
The win continues the Gold Coast’s winning streak – this is the fifteenth division one win for the region so far this year.
 
“It’s unbelievable!  Friggin’ unreal!” he exclaimed when his win was confirmed.
 
“I know it’s real but I just don’t know what to think!
 
“I work pretty hard so it’s very welcomed.  I won’t be working weekends any more – I know that.  I won’t be working any overtime at all ever again.  I’ve been working Saturdays and Sundays if I can get it.  It’s ridiculous!”
 
The happy man explained that while he marked his winning System 8 entry, he didn’t use special numbers and was “just winging it when I did it”.
 
He realised he had won yesterday while checking his ticket at home, and has already decided how to spend his Gold Lotto windfall.
 
“I’m going to buy a boat that’s for sure!” he laughed.
 
“Then I’m probably going to have to buy a house – that would be the smart thing to do!”
 
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his System 8 marked entry from Broadbeach Oasis News, Shop G35, Oasis Shopping Centre, Ground Floor, Victoria Avenue, Broadbeach.
 
Broadbeach Oasis News owner Matthew Jacobson said the outlet was celebrating selling another division one winning entry.
 
“We last sold a division one winning entry in September 2015 and then another one before that in 2013.  We’re a very lucky store!” he said.
 
“We’ve got a lot of loyal local customers who visit us all the time, and we have a lot of holidaymakers looking for a bit of fun.
 
“With the $20 Million Superdraw this weekend we hope another one of our customers is a winner and we can keep our luck running!”
 
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3757 on Saturday 22 July 2017 were 32, 42, 27, 44, 11 and 22, while the supplementary numbers were 7 and 39.
 
Across Australia there were 13 division one winning entries for Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3757, including three from Queensland, two from New South Wales, six from Victoria and three from Western Australia.
 
Last financial year, there were 275 division one winning Saturday Gold Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $283 million. 
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 220 so far this calendar year, including 61 won by Golden Casket customers.

Springfield couple plan home renovations with Saturday Gold Lotto win!

A Springfield couple is busy making plans to renovate their home after discovering they won division one in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw.
A Springfield couple is busy making plans to renovate their home after discovering they won division one in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw.
 
The couple was one of 13 division one winners nationally who each took home a prize of $329,266.60 in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3757 on 22 July 2017. 
 
The winning man explained he discovered the dream-come-true news on Saturday night when he checked his ticket at home.
 
“I couldn’t believe it. I was sitting there checking my ticket and all the six numbers were there!” he exclaimed.
 
“I called out to my wife and she checked the ticket too.
 
“It’s unbelievable! We’re very happy.”
 
The couple explained they always used the same numbers on their marked Saturday Gold Lotto entries, but this was the first time those numbers had delivered a division one win.
 
In addition to sharing their windfall with their family, the winning couple plan on embarking on some long-awaited home renovations.
 
“It’s something we’ve been wanting to do for a while but we didn’t have the money.  Now we’ll be able to go ahead and get it done!” he said.
 
The winners, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their 8-game marked entry from Springfield Fair News, Shop 6, Springfield Shopping Centre, Sapphire Street, Springfield.
 
Springfield Fair News owner Naomi Sampi congratulated the local couple on their division one win.
 
It’s the fourth Saturday Gold Lotto division one winning entry the outlet has sold since 2005.
 
“It’s always good to hear that a win will help a customer achieve their dreams,” she said.
 
“The win is a nice tidy amount so we wish them all the best!
 
“We’ve also had a few division three wins in recent weeks so clearly the money’s around!  Hopefully another one of our customers will enjoy a win this weekend with the Saturday Gold Lotto $20 Million Superdraw!”
 
The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3757 on Saturday 22 July 2017 were 32, 42, 27, 44, 11 and 22, while the supplementary numbers were 7 and 39.
 
Across Australia there were 13 division one winning entries for Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3757, including three from Queensland, two from New South Wales, six from Victoria and three from Western Australia.
 
Last financial year, there were 275 division one winning Saturday Gold Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $283 million. 
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 220 so far this calendar year, including 61 won by Golden Casket customers.

Quakers Hill woman left shaking after $150,000 Instant Scratch-Its win!

A hardworking Quakers Hill woman has been left shaking with excitement after scratching one of the top prizes of $150,000 on a $10 Double Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its.
A hardworking Quakers Hill woman has been left shaking with excitement after  scratching one of the top prizes of $150,000 on a $10 Double Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its.
 
The happy winner purchased her winning $10 Instant Scratch-Its from Quakers Hill Newsagency, 4A Douglas Road, Quakers Hill.
 
The woman explained she only decided to buy the ticket at the last minute while shopping for a birthday card.
 
“The ticket was something I shouted myself.  I’ve had a really difficult time the last few months and I had gone to the local newsagent to get a birthday card. While I was there I thought I would treat myself an Instant Scratch-Its,” she said.
 
“I went home and as I was scratching I thought I’d won $15, then $25, then $50, then $500 and then I started shaking because I knew I had won the top prize!
 
“I checked the ticket so many times.  I even woke up during the night to check it again.  I couldn’t believe what had happened!”
 
The woman said the win had given her a boost and she was happily planning how she would spend her instant windfall.
 
“Recently my car broke down so I’m definitely buying a new car!  I would also like to help my children out,” she said.
 
“And maybe a nice holiday for me as I haven’t been a holiday since I was teenager about two decades years ago!  It’s well overdue!  I’ve always wanted to go to Fiji!”
 
The winning ticket was purchased at Quakers Hill Newsagency, 4A Douglas Road, Quakers Hill.
 
The latest range of Instant Scratch-Its tickets are available now at NSW Lotteries outlets. It can happen in an instant. It could happen to you.

Three Australian dreams come true: $50 million Oz Lotto jackpot shared

Australia has three new multi-millionaires tonight after the mind-blowing $50 million Oz Lotto jackpot was shared among three thrilled division one winners.
Australia has three new multi-millionaires tonight after the mind-blowing $50 million Oz Lotto jackpot was shared among three thrilled division one winners.
 
The winners, from Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia, each take home a division one prize of $16,666,666.67.
 
Tonight’s $50 million Oz Lotto jackpot was the biggest Oz Lotto jackpot since August 2015, and millions of customers around the country purchased an entry for the chance to win a share in the mind-blowing prize pool. 
 
In addition to the huge $50 million jackpot prize shared by the three division one winners, more than 1.122 million prizes were won across Australia in divisions two to seven, sharing in a total prize pool of $23,205,036.50.
 
Carindale woman welcomes Oz Lotto win with lengthy scream
 
A Carindale woman has screamed with delight for several minutes tonight after the revelation she had become a multi-millionaire with her 6-game QuickPick entry in tonight’s draw.
 
When a Golden Casket official made the life-changing phone call to the registered player immediately after the draw, the woman couldn’t contain her joy.
 
“Oh my god! You’ve stopped my heart! I need my heart fixed!” the woman screamed.
 
“Oh my god! I just won $16 million! Holy sh*t!”
 
A regular player, the woman said she had to let the news sink in before deciding how she would spend the windfall.
 
“I can’t wait to call my husband and tell him!” the thrilled winner said.
 
“We will be sharing the winnings with our family though – that’s for sure!”
 
The winning entry was sold at Nextra Carindale News, Shop 2004A, Westfield Carindale, 1151 Creek Road, Carindale. It is the fifth division one winning entry the outlet has sold during the past eight years.
 
Manly man initially hangs up on winning Oz Lotto call
 
A Manly man initially hung up on a NSW Lotteries official earlier tonight when they were trying to tell him that he was one of the three Oz Lotto division one winners.
 
However, the registered player eventually stayed on the line long enough to have his win confirmed, prompting him to erupt into celebration.
 
“Are you serious!?!  You are kidding me!  I can’t believe it,” he said, bursting out laughing.
 
“Oh man! You have made my whole life!  How amazing is this?” 
 
The man explained he marked his winning System 9 entry using family birthdates.  He also admitted he had a feeling he might win.
 
“Earlier today I thought I’d love to win.  I was just thinking in my head driving along, and low and behold I won!  I can’t believe it!
 
“When you rang before I thought it was a bit strange.  But then I went and grabbed my ticket, then I checked my ticket and saw the numbers!”
 
While it was too early to tell if an early retirement was on the cards, the delighted man plans to “invest the money and have a happy life”.
 
“I can’t believe it! I’m in shock,” he laughed.
 
“It’s sort of sunk in, but it hasn’t.  I don’t know what to think. I don’t know what to say.  I’m lost for words!
 
“This is amazing.  You can honestly say 100% you don’t get much better news than this.  Without a doubt!”
 
The man’s winning entry was sold at Ink & Press Cafe, 145 Sydney Road, Fairlight.
 
The winning numbers in Oz Lotto draw 1222 on Tuesday 18 July 2017 were 2, 45, 29, 7, 23, 19, 21.  The supplementary numbers 37 and 43.
 
Last financial year, 18 Oz Lotto winning entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions won more than $182 million. 
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 207 so far this calendar year, including 58 won by Golden Casket and 56 by NSW Lotteries customers.