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Check your Set for Life tickets – 1st prize won in Sydney!

What would you do if you won $20,000 a month for the next 20 years?

What would you do if you won $20,000 a month for the next 20 years?

That’s the question officials are keen to ask the newest Set for Life 1st Prize winner who won last night’s draw with an unregistered entry purchased in the in the Sydney suburb of Kogarah.

NSW Lotteries officials are waiting to break the life-enhancing news, but given the winning entry is unregistered they have no way of contacting the winner.

Set for Life spokesperson Matt Hart said he was eager to hear from last night’s Set for Life 1st Prize winner and urged all players who purchased an unregistered entry in Sydney to check their tickets as soon as possible.

“Just imagine how life-changing it could be to receive the news that your bank account will receive $20,000 each and every month for the next 20 years,” he said.

“The possibilities of what you could do each month for the next 20 years are endless! Imagine the things you could do and the places you could go if you had the opportunity to plot out on your calendar what you planned to do with your $20,000 windfall each month!

“We’re urging any Set for Life players who purchased an unregistered entry in the Sydney suburb of Kogarah to check their entry as soon as possible because they could be the 1st Prize winner we’re waiting to hear from!

“We recommend that anyone who believes they are holding the winning ticket to keep it in a safe place and contact NSW Lotteries on 131 868 immediately to start the prize claim process.” The 1st Prize winning Set for Life entry in draw 565 on Tuesday 21 February was purchased at St George Tobacconist, 15 Railway Parade, Kogarah.

St George Tobacconist owner Minh Tran said customers had already started coming in to check their tickets.

“We’re really excited to have sold the 1st Prize winning Set for Life ticket to one of our customers. We can’t wait to for them to hear the news!” she said.

“We have a lot of Set for Life customers so we’re trying to spread the word that one of them could be set for life!” T

his is the seventh Set for Life 1st Prize won in New South Wales since Set for Life launched in August 2015. Last night’s winner joins 18 other national winners who are already enjoying their monthly instalments of the 20-year Set for Life windfall.

Across the country, it was the only entry that won 1st Prize in last night’s Set for Life draw 565 which offers a guaranteed 1st Prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years for up to four winners in each draw.

The winning numbers in Set for Life draw 565 on Tuesday 21 February 2017 were 34, 17, 33, 28, 32, 4, 27 and 1, with the bonus numbers 15 and 22.

A Set for Life draw is conducted every night of the week, 365 days each year, and players can start their seven-day Set for Life entry on any day of the week.

To win the 1st Prize in Set for Life, players must correctly choose the 8 winning numbers drawn from 37. Additional smaller divisional prizes can be won from 2nd Prize to 8th Prize by selecting a combination of the 8 winning numbers and 2 bonus numbers drawn.

Tickets for Set for Life are on sale in lottery outlets around the country and online at thelott.com with the next draw occurring tonight.

Dream becomes reality for Yeppoon couple after $1.3 million Saturday Gold Lotto Superdraw win

A shocked Yeppoon couple has begun celebrating after learning that their $1.3 million win in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto $20 million Superdraw was no dream.

A shocked Yeppoon couple has begun celebrating after learning that their $1.3 million win in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto $20 million Superdraw was no dream. T

he woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Golden Casket officials she didn’t dare believe the win was real until she spoke to Golden Casket officials.

“I was feeling sick thinking ‘Was that just a dream? Did I just imagine that had happened?” the overjoyed woman explained.

“I’ve been taking the ticket everywhere with me. I didn’t want to leave it at home. It’s just amazing!

“I said to my husband yesterday, before I checked our ticket, that there had been 15 winners and how lovely it was that the $20 million prize had been shared between so many people. I didn’t realise that I was one of those winners!

“My husband’s over the moon!”

The woman said the couple planned to pay off their mortgage and share some of the money with their family.

Capricorn News owner Duncan McClelland said word had quickly spread around town that they had sold an unregistered division one winning ticket.

He said the store had been busy all day with local residents coming forward to check if they were the winners.

“We had a busy Saturday as it’s always busy on Superdraw day. We’ve got quite a lot of regular players,” he said.

“Then when we put a sign up on Sunday saying we’d sold a division one winning ticket, we’ve had lots of people coming in to check their tickets.

“We’re thrilled that one of our customers has won and hope it’s the beginning of a local winning streak!”

Redland woman snaps up $10,000 with Instant Scratch-Its win!

A woman from the Redland area is planning to upgrade her car after scratching the top prize of $10,000 on Instant Scratch-Its’ $1 Claws of Cash game.

A woman from the Redland area is planning to upgrade her car after scratching the top prize of $10,000 on Instant Scratch-Its’ $1 Claws of Cash game.

The overjoyed woman told Golden Casket officials she was stunned to scratch the top prize, but had a sleepless night clutching onto her ticket before she could officially claim her top prize.

“I was putting my Lotto ticket in on Saturday, but also bought three Claws of Cash scratchies. I had them with me in the car all day before I scratched them and realised I’d won the top prize of $10,000!” she explained. “

I was restless all night! I couldn’t sleep!”

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she’d put the money towards buying a new car.

The crab-themed $1 Claws of Cash game offers a total prize pool of $900,200, including two top prizes of $10,000.

Further boosting her windfall, the winner said she had also won $2 on each of the other two Claws of Cash tickets she had bought.

“I was drawn to the Claws of Cash games because my partner likes fishing and crabbing. The first time I ate crabs was actually with my partner!” she said.

“It was meant to be!”

The top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its $2 Claws of Cash was purchased at IGA Meadowbrook, Shop 9, 2 Yeates Crescent, Meadowbrook.

It can happen in an instant. It could happen to you.

Could you stomach it? Rocklea man surprises wife with $1.3 million Saturday Gold Lotto Superdraw win

A woman who thought her husband was taking her out to lunch, has instead been surprised by being taken to receive official confirmation of their $1.3 million win in Saturday Gold Lotto Superdraw.

A woman who thought her husband was taking her out to lunch, has instead been surprised by being taken to receive official confirmation of their $1.3 million win in Saturday Gold Lotto Superdraw.

The man, who bought his unregistered System 8 QuickPick from Rocklea Casket and News, had been planning the dramatic reveal ever since he discovered the win himself.

His ticket won divisions one, three and four, delivering a total prize of $1,348,053.74 in the weekend’s $20 million Superdraw.

“I had a bunch of Lotto tickets that I checked last night, just as I was about to go to bed,” he explained.

“I saw on this ticket I had the six winning numbers and I couldn’t believe it. I must have checked the ticket 20 or 30 times!

“It’s fair to say I had a pretty sleepless night! I kept checking the ticket in my wallet!”

But instead of telling his wife straight away, the man decided to surprise her with the news by taking her directly to Golden Casket headquarters for official confirmation.

“I thought we were going out to lunch! It’s unbelievable,” the woman said with tears in her eyes.

“We’ve driven past here and he’s always said ‘One day we’ll be in there’. And here we are!”

While the couple are regular players and had previously won smaller divisional prizes, the man said none compared to this windfall.

He said the couple had yet to decide what they would do with their winnings, but travelling around Australia was on the cards.

Rocklea Casket & News owner Thai Hong Ly congratulated the couple on their win.

“We knew we had sold a division one winning ticket, but it was unregistered so we hoped the ticket holder would realise they had won,” he said. “

We’ve had a lot of people come into the store to check their ticket or see if anyone had come forward yet.

“Having sold one winning ticket, I hope we can sell another to one of our customers.”

Nextra Capalaba Park store syndicate scores Saturday Gold Lotto Superdraw win

A group of 20 Capalaba locals has won more than $1.3 million in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto Superdraw by purchasing a share ticket in a store syndicate from Nextra Capalaba Park.

A group of 20 Capalaba locals has won more than $1.3 million in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto Superdraw by purchasing a share ticket in a store syndicate from Nextra Capalaba Park.

The syndicate was one of six Saturday Gold Lotto Superdraw division one winning entries from Queensland and one of fifteen winners nationally.

It’s the second time in 14 months that a store syndicate from Nextra Capalaba Park has won division one in Saturday Gold Lotto.

The latest winning syndicate features 20 local residents of all ages, with each member set to receive a prize of $69,225.33.

Nextra Capalaba Park manager Leigh Harrison said the store was abuzz with excitement as syndicate members progressively learnt the news of their win.

“We haven’t heard from all the syndicate winners yet. We had some come in yesterday and another excited winner this morning,” she said.

“The winner who discovered their windfall this morning was really excited. They didn’t realised they’d won until they came in!”

In January 2016, a 10-member store syndicate from Nextra Capalaba Park won just over $2 million. The store also sold division one winning lotto entries to local customers in 2011 and 2013.

“We do a store syndicate for each Superdraw and our customers seem really keen to be a part of it,” Ms Harrison said.

“Hopefully with these wins under our belt our fame for selling division one winning entries is spreading!”

Gold Coast women savour Saturday Gold Lotto Superdraw winning streak!

The Gold Coast is glittering after not one but two Saturday Gold Lotto Superdraw division one winning entries were won in Labrador and Helensvale, each worth more than $1.3 million!

The Gold Coast is glittering after not one but two Saturday Gold Lotto Superdraw division one winning entries were won in Labrador and Helensvale, each worth more than $1.3 million!

The two Gold Coast winning entries were among the five division one winning entries from Queensland, and 15 nationally in Saturday Gold Lotto’s $20 million Superdraw on Saturday 18 February.

Labrador’s ‘Lotto’ luck

A group of six Gold Coast ladies who regularly lunch and play lotto together will share in a division one Saturday Gold Lotto Superdraw prize of $1.3 million, each enjoying a $222K slice!

The private syndicate of friends have been playing lotto together for over a decade and pool their money to enter the biggest jackpots on offer.

“Oh my goodness! Oh gosh! Oh wow! Oh wow!” the syndicate leader exclaimed.

“That’s fantastic! I’m so pleased! I can’t tell you how pleased I am!

“There’s six of us in the syndicate. It’s so much more special that we will get to share this and experience it together.

“It’ll make such a difference to all of us! Thank you so much for that news. You’ve made my day, I can’t believe this.

“We’ve been in it together for quite a few years – I can’t remember how long but it’s got to be over ten years!

“We collect everyone’s contribution and have a little pool into the lotto wallet. I organise a lunch if we’re getting a bit low.

“We’re a bit all over the shop but we buy an entry each week and decide whether it’s Gold Lotto, Oz Lotto or Powerball based on what’s on offer. I’m glad that the Gold Lotto Superdraw caught my eye this time!

“We’ve won little bits over the years, enough to keep us going! We were always excited just to get $13 or so, but it was never quite enough to cash out before this!

“We have this idea that if it’s meant to be, it will be, no matter what we do, which is why we just buy QuickPick entries. That’s just our attitude towards it!

“With my share, I’ll pay off the mortgage and we’ll definitely take a holiday – I’ve been humming and ha-ing about it but we can go now!”

The private syndicate, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their 24-game QuickPick entry from Parkwood Plaza News, Shop 8, 129 Olsen Ave in Labrador.

Rui Sun is the owner of Parkwood Plaza News and was delighted to know the prize would be shared among six Gold Coast ladies.

“That’s wonderful news that the division one prize will be shared and can make a difference in six ladies lives!” Mr Sun exclaimed.

“It’s the first one we’ve ever sold since becoming owners in August 2016, so it’s wonderful to have clocked up a division one prize within less than a year!

“We won’t forget our first one and it’s extra special that it was won in a Superdraw. I hope it’s one of many more to come!”

Helensvale woman’s shock discovery!

A retired Helensvale woman woke her husband up from a post-lunch nap yesterday with the news that she’d won a division one prize of $1.3 million in Saturday Gold Lotto’s Superdraw.

While she normally checks her tickets on Saturday night after each draw, it wasn’t until Sunday afternoon that she learnt the good news.

“I usually check my ticket on Saturday night after the draw, but I had my grandkids here so couldn’t be bothered,” she said.

“I woke up Sunday and thought I should check my lotto numbers, but didn’t get to it until later.

“When I did check, I thought ‘Bloody hell! I can’t believe this’. I checked three or four times.

“I went and woke my husband up, but thought it would give him a heart attack so did it gently. He still got up pretty quickly!

“He couldn’t believe it. We’re both in a state of shock.”

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, said it was nice to share the $20 million Superdraw prize pool with 15 other entries across Australia.

“It’s nice to think a lot of people have benefited,” she said.

With the win under her belt, the woman said a first class trip to Canada might be on the cards, along with helping out family and friends.

She purchased her division one winning entry from NewsXpress Helensvale Plaza, Shop 2, Helensvale Plaza, 12 Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale.

NewsXpress Helensvale Plaza manager Kim Buckingham said the store was very excited to have sold another division one winning entry.

“Congratulations to the winner! We’re very happy that one of our customers has won,” Ms Buckingham exclaimed.

“We weren’t sure whether the winner would be coming in or not. My heart’s been racing every time I’ve checked a ticket this morning.

“We sold a division one entry in Saturday Gold Lotto in 2015 so hopefully this is a bit of a winning streak for us!”

Superdraw millions spread across Australia!

The $20 Million Saturday Gold Lotto Superdraw has delivered 15 division one wins across Australia with each division one prize worth $1,333,333.34.

Along with the six division one winning entries in Queensland, there were five division one winning entries sold in New South Wales, and two each in Victoria and Western Australia.

The winning numbers in the Saturday Gold Lotto Superdraw 3713 on Saturday 18 February 2017 were 28, 37, 21, 30, 25, and 33, with the supplementary numbers 36 and 3.

The Lott’s division one winning tally is now sitting at 267 so far this financial year, including 65 from Golden Casket.