Winners Stories

$1.4 million Saturday Lotto win leaves Burwood woman sleepless with excitement

An excited Burwood grandmother has admitted she’s barely slept a wink since she found out she won $1.4 million in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto $21 Million Superdraw.

An excited Burwood grandmother has admitted she’s barely slept a wink since she found out she won $1.4 million in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto $21 Million Superdraw.

The new millionaire confessed she didn’t dare believe her win was real until a NSW Lotteries official confirmed it to her first thing this morning.

The happy woman was one of 15 division one winning entries nationally and one of five in New South Wales in Saturday’s $21 Million Superdraw, draw 3749 on 24 June 2017.

Each won a division one prize of $1.4 million.

“I’ve been waiting for your call!” the woman exclaimed when contacted by a NSW Lotteries official.

“I tell you what, I can’t believe it! I didn’t sleep last night! This doesn’t happen to people like me. I thought it just couldn’t be!

“This call makes it real to me that I’ve actually won!”

With the win now officially confirmed, the occasional player said she’s ready to start thinking how she’ll spend her surprise $1.4 million windfall.

“I haven’t even thought about it yet. I wanted to make sure it was right first. I didn’t want to start dreaming about it and making plans just in case.

“I’ll certainly be using it to help my wonderful family.

“I think I’m very lucky. I can’t believe it.”

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her 6-game QuickPick from Nextra Express Burwood, Shop 135/135, Westfield Shoppingtown, 100 Burwood Road, Burwood.

The six winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3749 on Saturday 24 June 2017 were 29, 43, 5, 13, 32 and 1. The supplementary numbers were 40 and 38.

Across Australia there were 15 division one winning entries in the $21 Million Superdraw, with each taking home a division one prize of $1.4 million. The winning entries included five from New South Wales, two from Queensland, two from Victoria, one from South Australia, two from the Northern Territory and three from Western Australia.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 404 so far this financial year, including 114 won by NSW Lotteries customers.

Orange mystery: Who's holding the winning $1.4 million Saturday Lotto ticket?

NSW Lotteries is on the hunt in Orange for a mystery millionaire who could very well be unaware of their $1.4 million division one windfall in Saturday Lotto’s $21 Million Superdraw.

NSW Lotteries is on the hunt in Orange for a mystery millionaire who could very well be unaware of their $1.4 million division one windfall in Saturday Lotto’s $21 Million Superdraw.

The winning ticket, purchased from Nextra Orange, was not registered to a Players Club Card so NSW Lotteries has no idea who the winner is or how to contact them.

NSW Lotteries spokesperson Matt Hart said he was eager to locate the winner and unite them with their million-dollar prize.

“You may not think it’s possible that you could be the winner, but if you purchased an unregistered entry from Nextra Orange in Saturday Lotto’s $21 Million Superdraw that you haven’t checked yet, you’re in with a chance!” Mr Hart exclaimed.

“That’s why we’re urging all Saturday Lotto players from the Orange region to check their tickets as soon as possible.

“If you discover you are holding the division one winning ticket, contact NSW Lotteries on 131 868 to begin the process of claiming your prize.”

NSW Lotteries reminds players of the importance of registering their tickets to a Players Club Card so all of their prizes are secure and they can be contacted directly with the good news of a big win.

The division one winning entry was purchased from Nextra Orange, Shop 17, Orange City Centre, 227 Summer St, Orange.

Nextra Orange owner Paul Blunden said the outlet was thrilled to have sold a division one winning ticket.

“It’s amazing to think one of our customers is now a millionaire. Or, at least they will be as soon as they check their ticket and claim their prize,” Mr Blunden said.

“We hope it’s one of our regulars, but it could be someone who was just passing through.

“If you bought an unregistered entry from us for Saturday Lotto’s $21 Million Superdraw, make sure you check your ticket! You could be our winner!

"You could be walking around with a ticket worth $1.4 million!”

The six winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3749 on Saturday 24 June 2017 were 29, 43, 5, 13, 32 and 1. The supplementary numbers were 40 and 38.

Across Australia there were 15 division one winning entries in Saturday’s $21 Million Superdraw, with each taking home a division one prize of $1.4 million. The winning entries included five from New South Wales, two from Queensland, two from Victoria, one from South Australia, two from the Northern Territory and three from Western Australia.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 404 so far this financial year, including 114 won by NSW Lotteries customers.

Maclean's mystery Saturday Lotto millionaire yet to materialise

A Maclean resident or visitor is walking around without a clue that they won division one in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto $21 Million Superdraw!

A Maclean resident or visitor is walking around without a clue that they won division one in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto $21 Million Superdraw!

Since the winning ticket was unregistered, NSW Lotteries can only wait and wonder when the winner will check their ticket and realise they’re $1.4 million richer.

Their entry was one of 15 nationally, and one of five in New South Wales, that won a share of the Saturday Lotto $21 Million Superdraw draw 3749 on Saturday 24 June 2017.

Maclean’s mystery winner purchased their unregistered entry from Maclean Newsagency, 227 River Street, Maclean.

As it was not registered to a Players Club card, officials have no contact details for the winner to reach them to break the news about their prize.

Maclean Newsagency manager Jeremiah Fear said the outlet was celebrating selling another division one winning entry.

“It’s exciting to know we’ve made another one of our customers a millionaire!” he exclaimed.

“If you’re our mystery winner, whatever you do, don’t lose your ticket!”

Tatts spokesperson Matt Hart said he hoped it wouldn’t be long before Maclean’s winner made moves to claim their prize.

“What a welcome surprise $1.4 million would make at the start of the working week!” he said.

“Trouble is, all we can do is wait for the winner to check their ticket and discover their division one news for themselves.

“That’s why we’re urging all Saturday Lotto players who bought an entry in MacLean to check their tickets without delay to see if they’re the unsuspecting winner.

“If you discover you’re holding the division one winning entry, please phone 131 868 as soon as possible so that we can help you claim your prize!”

NSW Lotteries reminds players of the importance of registering their tickets to a Players Club card so all of their prizes are secure and they can be contacted directly with the good news of a big win.

The six winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3749 on Saturday 24 June 2017 were 29, 43, 5, 13, 32 and 1. The supplementary numbers were 40 and 38.

Across Australia there were 15 division one winning entries in the $21 Million Superdraw, with each taking home a division one prize of $1.4 million. The winning entries included five from New South Wales, two from Queensland, two from Victoria, one from South Australia, two from the Northern Territory and three from Western Australia.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 404 so far this financial year, including 114 won by NSW Lotteries customers.

Moree resident lands $1.4 million prize in Saturday Lotto!

A mystery Moree resident is sporting a million-dollar smile after learning of their $1.4 million division one win in Saturday Lotto draw 3749.

A mystery Moree resident is sporting a million-dollar smile after learning of their $1.4 million division one win in Saturday Lotto draw 3749.

But just exactly how the new millionaire will spend their windfall will forever remain a mystery as the Moree winner has chosen to remain completely anonymous.

The excited winner bought their winning 36-game QuickPick from Balo Square Newsagency, Shop 3A, Balo Square Shopping Centre, 85 Balo Street, Moree.

Balo Square Newsagency owner Rhonda Karam said she was over the moon to have sold another division one winning ticket!

“We love helping make our customers’ dreams come true!” she said.

“We’ve had a pretty good run of it too – we’ve got 14 major prize plaques hanging on the wall.

“We’re thrilled for our latest winner and wish them all the best.”

The largest prize delivered to date by Balo Square Newsagency was back in 2002, when a customer landed $15 million in Powerball draw 297.

Other notable wins include three Saturday Lotto division one prizes of $400,000, $947,368.43 and $1.1 million since 2003, as well as a $600,000 Monday & Wednesday Lotto win in 2010.

The six winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3749 on Saturday 24 June 2017 were 29, 43, 5, 13, 32 and 1. The supplementary numbers were 40 and 38.

Across Australia there were 15 division one winning entries in the $21 Million Saturday Superdraw, with each taking home a division one prize of $1.4 million. The winning entries included five from New South Wales, two from Queensland, two from Victoria, one from South Australia, two from the Northern Territory and three from Western Australia.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 404 so far this financial year, including 114 won by NSW Lotteries customers.

New South Welshmen more likely to share a lotto win than Queenslanders

If one of your family members or friends wins a share of tomorrow’s Lotto $21 Million Saturday Superdraw, you might want to hope they’re from New South Wales, Victoria or South Australia, rather than Queensland.

If one of your family members or friends wins a share of tomorrow’s Lotto $21 Million Saturday Superdraw, you might want to hope they’re from New South Wales, Victoria or South Australia, rather than Queensland.

A recent survey has revealed that one in 10 Queenslanders (11%) wouldn’t share any of their division one windfall with their family and friends. (See Table 1)

Meanwhile, Victorians are the most generous, with only 2.2% saying they wouldn’t spread their good fortune, followed by South Australians (4.2%) and New South Welshmen (5.2%).

Across the states, men were almost twice as likely not to share their lotto win compared to women (9.7% vs 4.6%), while people aged 18 to 34 years were almost three times more likely not to share compared with older age groups (14.3% vs 4.5%).

The research also shed light on how Australians would share a lotto win with their family and friends, with paying off their debts and bills (28%), giving them a lump sum of money (26.8%), and paying off their house mortgages (24.1%) the most popular choices.

The survey of 1,199 adults, conducted by ReachTEL, comes amid a surge of ticket sales ahead of tomorrow’s Lotto $21 Million Saturday Superdraw – the fourth Superdraw of the year.

NSW Lotteries spokesperson Matt Hart said the results highlighted that everyone had their own unique dream of how they would spend their Lotto windfall, and more importantly, who’d they’d like to share it with.

“Our division one winners frequently tell us they plan to use their prize money to pay off their own debts and mortgages, go on an overseas holiday, and help family and friends,” he said.

“They see their good fortune as a chance to not only improve their lives, but also the lives of those nearest and dearest to them.

“For some winners this means taking family and friends on a holiday or buying them a new car, while for others it means paying off the home loans of family and friends, or giving a lump sum of money.”

Mr Hart said NSW Lotteries was preparing to make a slew of phone calls first thing Monday morning to officially notify registered division one Superdraw winners.

“Superdraws have become enormously popular with New South Wales Lotto customers, and it’s anticipated up to half the New South Wales adult population will purchase an entry in the $21 Million Saturday Superdraw, with half of all tickets purchased on the day of the draw,” he said.

There were eight division one winning entries nationally from May’s $21 Million Saturday Superdraw, including three from New South Wales. 

Tickets in Lotto’s $21 Million Saturday Superdraw on 24 June are now on sale from all NSW Lotteries outlets and online at thelott.com.

Table 1: If you won a share of $21 million in the lottery, what is the most likely way you would share some of it with your family and friends?

      Total    Female  Male  18-34  35-50  51-65  65+     
 I wouldn't share any of it with family and friends 7.1%  4.6%  9.7%  14.3%  3.7%  3.9%  4.5% 
 Give them a lump sum of money 26.8%  28.4%  25.1%  21.4%  28.2%  28.6%  31% 
 Pay off their house mortgage 24.1%  25.3%  22.9%  25%  25.7%  24.6%  19% 
 Buy them a car 5%  4.7%  5.3%  3.6%  7.3%  4.3%  4% 
 Take them on a holiday 9%       10%  8%  6%  10.5%  9.6%  11% 
 Pay off their debts and bills 28%  27.1%  29%  29.7%  24.6%  28.9%  30.5% 


  Total     QLD  VIC  NSW  SA    
I wouldn't share any of it with family and friends  7.1%  11%  2.2%  5.2%  4.2% 
 Give them a lump sum of money 26.8%  24%  30.7%  26.1%  30.8% 
 Pay off their house mortgage 24.1%  21.6%  27.7%  26.1%  20% 
 Buy them a car 5%  5.1%  5.2%  4.9%  3.3% 
 Take them on a holiday 9%  8.2%  10.5%  9.3%  8.3% 
 Pay off their debts and bills 28%  30.1%  23.6%  28.4%  33.3% 

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone-based survey system among 1,199 voters. The data has been weighted to reflect the population age and gender distribution as provided by the ABS. Telephone numbers and the person within the household were selected at random. Copyright ReachTEL Pty Ltd.

$1 million Monday Lotto windfall for Canberra family man

A Canberra family man is in shock this morning after receiving a dream-come-true call from NSW Lotteries telling him he won $1 million in last night’s Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw!
A Canberra family man is in shock this morning after receiving a dream-come-true call from NSW Lotteries telling him he won $1 million in last night’s Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw!
 
“That’s amazing!” he exclaimed in surprise.
 
“I won $22.25 in Saturday Lotto, which I thought was pretty good. To hear now that I’ve won $1 million is mind-blowing!
 
“This is so surreal. It really is a dream come true!”
 
The shocked division one winner already has plans for his windfall.
 
“Paying off the mortgage is first on the list.
 
“I’ll then use the rest to set up my dream business – something that will benefit both my family and the community.
 
“We’ve always wanted to do it. Now we can!”
 
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought his marked, 12-game ticket from Gungahlin Centre News, Shop 12, 33 Hibberson Street, Gungahlin.
 
In addition to the guaranteed division one prize of $1 million in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3670 on Monday 19 June 2017, the family man will be taking home a $533 division three prize.
 
Gungahlin Centre News owner Rudy Lu was thrilled to learn he had sold another division one winning ticket.
 
“I’m very excited!” Mr Lu exclaimed.
 
“This is wonderful news for our customer.
 
“We’ve been a very lucky newsagency. In three and a half years of business, we’ve sold four top prizes!”
 
A Gungahlin Centre News customer was the sole winner of Powerball’s $50 million jackpot in May 2015. Another customer went home with $1 million after winning division one in Monday & Wednesday Lotto in December 2014. The newsagency has also sold a $200,000 1st Prize in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot.
 
The six winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3670 on Monday 19 June 2017 were 21, 22, 42, 27, 20 and 35. The supplementary numbers were 3 and 2.
 
Across Australia, there were three division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3670 – one each in the ACT, Victoria and South Australia. 
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 391 so far this financial year, including 109 won by NSW Lotteries customers.