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Bulahdelah man parties hard after $1.3 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw win

A Bulahdelah man and his family are partying hard after winning more than $1.3 million in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto Superdraw.

A Bulahdelah man and his family are partying hard after winning more than $1.3 million in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto Superdraw.

The man checked his entry following the draw and contacted NSW Lotteries so they could verify his winning entry and officially confirm the exciting news.

When speaking with a NSW Lotteries official, the man admitted he was a little hungover from celebrating the win, but excited by what it meant for his family.

“I’m bloody hungover. I’m real happy. This is very good. This is fantastic,” he said.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet and I don’t think it will for quite a while. I just can’t believe it!

“It’s going to make that bank account look bloody good I can tell you!”

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he was a regular Lotto player who usually registered his entries to his Players Club card but decided at the last minute to buy an additional unregistered 50-game QuickPick for Saturday Lotto’s Superdraw.

“I play weekly and I have a Players Club card, but with this one I just waked in on Saturday and got this QuickPick randomly. I thought ‘Why not?’.”

The man said he didn’t previously think Bulahdelah was a “lucky” town, but said with two division one wins during the past two weeks he had changed his mind.

He said he planned to use the windfall to pay off the family home and maybe even buy each of his children a car.

“We’ve got no big plans yet, but I’m really excited,” he said.

The winner purchased his entry from Bulahdelah Newsagency, 75 Stroud Street, Bulahdelah.

Bulahdelah Newsagency owner Suzanne Chick said it was fantastic that another local had won division one.

“It’s someone’s dream come true!” she said.

“We’ve got a big sign out the front and balloons to celebrate. This is only a small town so people are really talking.

“It’s nice to think that a little place like ours can do two wins in a fortnight!

“We’re waiting to do the hat trick! We think we’ve got one more in us!”

Greystanes welcomes Superdraw Lotto millionaire

A Western Sydney woman is celebrating becoming a millionaire after she won a division prize on the weekend worth $1.3 million!

A Western Sydney woman is celebrating becoming a millionaire after she won a division prize on the weekend worth $1.3 million!

She holds one of six winning tickets purchased in New South Wales, and one of 15 nationally that won a division one share in Saturday Lotto’s $20 million Superdraw on Saturday 18 February.

But just who holds the winning ticket will remain a mystery, as the Western Sydney woman has spoken to NSW Lotteries in secret to claim her Superdraw Saturday Lotto windfall!

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning 12-game QuickPick entry from Bathurst Street Newsagency, Shop 2, 41 Bathurst Street in Greystanes.

Bathurst Street Newsagency owner Daniel Marrone is ecstatic to have sold another division one winning ticket, with this one now the store’s biggest prize win.

“How exciting! It’s amazing to have been a part of making another customer a millionaire! We’re so happy!” Mr Marrone exclaimed.

“It’s surpassed our record too; in September 2015 we sold a $1 million prize in Monday Lotto, so now we’ve topped that prize amount by more than $333,000!

“The fact it was one in a Superdraw event makes it especially special. It’s one that we’ll never forget.

“Fingers crossed we can do it again soon and propel another customer to millionaire status!”

Hopeful New South Wales millionaires plan to be secretive but generous

With Saturday Lotto’s first Superdraw of the year tomorrow night, hopeful New South Wales millionaires are dreaming of their plans if they won a share in $20 million.

With Saturday Lotto’s first Superdraw of the year tomorrow night, hopeful New South Wales millionaires are dreaming of their plans if they won a share in $20 million.

A recent study of eligible lottery players showed almost a third of New South Welshmen wouldn’t tell anyone, not even their immediate family or closest friends, if they won a share in $20 million.

But when it comes to splashing the cash around and sharing their prize money with others, New South Welshmen are more generous – with 86.3% planning to give some of their win to either family, friends or charities.

The survey, conducted by reachTEL, comes amid a surge of ticket sales ahead of tomorrow’s $20 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw – the first superdraw of 2017.

It’s expected that more than two million customers will purchase an entry into the $20 Million Superdraw on Saturday, with a third of all ticket sales made tomorrow on the day of the draw.

The survey of 1,143 adults found that men were more likely to be super secretive, with 34.7% saying they wouldn’t tell a soul if they won Lotto, compared to 29.1% of women.

Only 3.9% of respondents said they would be happy to shout from the rooftops and share the news of their win with everyone.

However almost half of New South Welshmen surveyed (46.4%) said they would share their winnings with their immediate family. Another 26.2% said they would share the windfall with a select group of family and friends, while 13.7% would make a donation to charity.

NSW Lotteries spokesperson Matt Hart said the recent spate of division one lottery wins in the state was driving demand for this Saturday’s $20 million Superdraw.

“We may only be seven weeks into the year, but already six New South Welshmen have become millionaires thanks to a division one lottery win. That equates to almost one a week!” he said.

“From our research, it’s clear that everyone has their own ideas about what they would do if they won a million-dollar division one prize – who they would tell and, more importantly, who they would share their windfall with.

“We’re gearing up to make a slew of calls first thing Monday morning to officially notify this Saturday’s Superdraw division one winners.

“There were an average of 14 division one winners from each of last year’s Superdraws, with each new millionaire taking home an average prize of $1.638 million.”

In 2016, there were 110 Saturday Superdraw division one wins in the Lott jurisdictions, sharing a total of more than $168.18 million in prize money.

The numbers 40, 31 and 28 were drawn most often during last year’s Superdraws, appearing in three of the eight draws.

Tickets in Saturday Lotto’s $20 Million Superdraw on 18 February are now on sale from all lottery outlets and online from www.thelott.com.

Question:  If you won a share in a lottery Superdraw, would you share news of your win?
 

 

Total

Female

Male

No – I wouldn’t share news of my win with anyone

31.8%

29.1%

34.7%

Yes – I would share news of my win with my immediate family

40.4%

40.6%

39.9%

Yes – I would share news of my win with a select group of family and / or friends

23.8%

27.6%

19.8%

Yes – I would share news of my win with everyone

3.9%

2.7%

5.6%

 
Question: If you won a share in the lottery Superdraw, would you share your windfall?
 

 

Total

Female

Male

No – I wouldn’t share my windfall with anyone

13.7%

12.0%

15.4%

Yes – I would share my windfall with my immediate family

46.4%

45.6%

47.3%

Yes – I would share my windfall with a select group of family and / or friends

26.2%

30.0%

22.2%

Yes – I would share my windfall by donating to charity

13.7%

12.4%

15.0%

 
This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 1,143 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.

Hard-working man wins $100,000 in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot!

A hard-working man from Bulahdelah has won the guaranteed 1st Prize in the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot – a windfall of $100,000.

A hard-working man from Bulahdelah has won the guaranteed 1st Prize in the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot – a windfall of $100,000.

The winner, who wished to remain anonymous, said he only discovered the win after his wife checked his unregistered Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot ticket.

He said while he and his wife bought Lucky Lotteries tickets all the time, this was the first time they’d ever won anything.

“My wife checked it. She looked at me a bit strange and she told me, and then I looked at her a bit strange,” he said.

“I’m still in shock. We’ve never won anything. We always thought we were the working class and things like that don’t happen to us.”

The delighted man said the money would be a great help as he approached retirement, and that he would also use some of the prize to treat his family.

The 1st Prize winning entry, worth $100,000 in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10131 on Friday 10 February, was purchased from Bulahdelah Newsagency, 75 Stroud Street, Bulahdelah.

Bulahdelah Newsagency owner Suzanne Chick said the win was the most exciting news the store had heard all week.

“It’s very exciting and it puts us on the map!” she said.

“Congratulations to the winner. We hope to sell another winning entry in this weekend’s Superdraw!”

The Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot continues to climb with draw 10132 now sitting at more than $5.7 million.

NSW Lotteries customers can purchase a single ticket number into the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot for $2.20 and the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot for $5.50. For your chance to make today your ‘Lucky’ day, why not get your paws on a Lucky Lotteries ticket at your local NSW Lotteries outlet or online.

One week on hard-working mum claims Set for Life 1st prize!

A hard-working mum from the north eastern suburbs of Adelaide is set to say good-bye to some bills and eventually her mortgage after discovering she was the 1st Prize Set for Life winner SA Lotteries had been searching for during the past week.
A hard-working mum from the north eastern suburbs of Adelaide is set to say good-bye to some bills and eventually her mortgage after discovering she was the 1st Prize Set for Life winner SA Lotteries had been searching for during the past week.

The winning mum admitted she had been too busy with work and life and hadn’t found the time to check her ticket until today.

“Oh Wow – thank you - I’m in shock!” she declared when realising she had just won $20,000 a month for the next 20 years.

“I’ve had the ticket in my hand bag just lying in there for the past week.

“During the week I had heard on the radio there was a winner who hadn’t come forward and I thought wow and got a few goose bumps but I didn’t do anything about it.

“I won a small amount on a Set for Life entry a few weeks ago and decided to get another ticket and now I’ve won.

“Each month this will help to pay bills and the mortgage. I’ll be able to help the kids out but first when it’s all settled in we’ll celebrate as a family.

“It’s a bit hard to think about really – I think I’m still in shock.”

The newest Set for Life 1st Prize winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her 2-Set QuickSET entry from The Avenues Newsagency and Stationery, Shop 4 / 114 Payneham Road in Stepney.

Alejandro Greco is the owner of The Avenues Newsagency and Stationery and said he and his staff were very excited to discover they had sold the 1st Prize winning Set for Life ticket.

“This is great news! It’s very exciting for us – especially because we have lots of regular customers,” Mr Alejandro said.

“We’ve just finished upgrading our shop so perhaps our new look has brought us fresh luck!” 

This is the second Set for Life 1st Prize win in South Australia since Set for Life launched in August 2015, and nationally the winner will join seventeen other Australians 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 Set for Life draw 549 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 549 on Sunday 5 February 2017 were 31, 3, 5, 12, 25, 35, 26 and 2, with the bonus numbers 32 and 21.

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.

'Sensational' $1 million discovery for St Helens Park man!

After a week of missed calls, a man from St Helens Park has finally answered his phone to discover NSW Lotteries had a $1 million prize to pay him from last Monday’s Lotto draw!

After a week of missed calls, a man from St Helens Park has finally answered his phone to discover NSW Lotteries had a $1 million prize to pay him from last Monday’s Lotto draw!

The shocked man, who was initially sceptical, was over-the-moon to receive the dream-come-true phone call that he’d become a millionaire.

“Forgive me for being a bit sceptical, but you wonder if you’re getting a hoax call sometimes. Just a minute, I’ll just get my glasses and my ticket – this just got very exciting!” he exclaimed.

“You’re joking! Fair dinkum! Oh look I’m shaking!” he yelled after hearing he’d won $1 million.

“Wow! Goodness me! That’s sensational news! There’s no words to explain that! I didn’t think it would ever happen to me.

“I always play lotto and I open the door up every morning and I look out but there’s no balloons so obviously we didn’t win today,” he laughed.

“I think for that amount of money I can take a day or two off work! Maybe even an early retirement could be one the cards!

“This could also mean my very first overseas trip!”

The man recalled that when he purchased his ticket, his superstitious nature made him think that maybe he’d missed the winning ticket.

“It’s funny actually because the staff member who processed our ticket was a trainee learning how to do it and the first ticket wasn’t the right number of games so she had to do it again – and we actually jokingly made the comment at the time ‘There goes the winning ticket! It must have been on the first one!’” he explained.

“But that ended up being our good omen, because she then sold us the winning 12-game QuickPick ticket! So it goes to show, it was meant to be!”

The happy man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased a 12-game QuickPick entry from Marketfair Newsagency, Shop 25A Campbelltown Marketfair, 4 Tindall Street in Campbelltown.

It’s the third division one winning ticket Marketfair Newsagency has sold under the ownership of Quoc Huong Bui since September 2010.

It follows a $1.6 million Saturday Lotto prize won in December 2010 and a $1 million Monday & Wednesday Lotto prize won in August 2012.

Quoc Huong Bui said he was thrilled to have sold three division one winning tickets that had made his customers millionaires overnight.

“It’s been very exciting! We’re really happy for our recent Monday millionaire!” Mr Bui exclaimed.

“When I got the message from NSW Lotteries that we’d sold another one the first thing I did was yell ‘YES!’

“All of our customers have been paying us a visit to check their tickets and there’s been a great buzz in the store.

“Here’s hoping we can do it again soon, perhaps in the $20 million Superdraw on Saturday 18 February!”

The winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3632 on Monday 6 February 2017 were 36, 35, 7, 34, 24 and 42. The supplementary numbers were 8 and 40.

Across Australia, it was the only division one winning entry in Monday Lotto draw 3612, which offers a guaranteed $1 million division one prize for up to four winners in every draw.

The Lott’s division one winning entry tally has now reached 253 so far this financial year, including 70 won by NSW Lotteries customers.