Winners Stories

Free ticket nets Roselands woman $100,000 Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize!

A free ticket won in a previous draw has landed a Roselands woman the $100,000 1st Prize in the latest Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw.
A free ticket won in a previous draw has landed a Roselands woman the $100,000 1st Prize in the latest Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw.
 
The hardworking woman held the winning entry in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10176, drawn on Tuesday 15 August 2017.  However as her entry was unregistered, NSW Lotteries had to wait until she checked her entry and come forward to collect her prize.
 
Speaking to a NSW Lotteries official this morning, the thrilled winner said she discovered the winning news while at work and confessed it had left her shaking. 
 
“I actually bought my husband a lottery pack for his birthday recently and the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot ticket in that pack won a free ticket and we won this on that free ticket!” she said.
 
“I had the ticket in my wallet and I was at work when I checked it. I was shaking! I was looking at the numbers, but not comprehending the numbers.  Someone at work was saying ‘breathe, just breathe, sit down on the chair’.
 
“I have a Players Club card but this ticket wasn’t registered so when I realised I had won I was guarding the ticket with my life!”
 
The woman admitted she’d had a wonderful time sharing the winning news with her husband and other family and friends.
 
“When I rang my husband there was a two or three second delay while he was comprehending it and then he said ‘you bloody beauty!’.  He just couldn’t believe it!
 
“We had a few celebratory drinks that night!”
The woman plans to use her Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot windfall to help her and her husband cement their retirement plans.
 
“We’re going to put it towards our retirement.  We’re in that ballpark now where we’re looking at doing that.  It’s going to give us a bit of breathing space.  It’s a wonderful feeling!” she said.
 
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, had a one-number entry in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10176, drawn on Tuesday 15 August 2017. 
 
The entry was from Roselands Newsagency, Shop L34, Roselands Shopping Centre, Roselands Drive, Roselands.
 
Roselands Newsagency manger Rosemary Bond said she was thrilled one of her regular customers had won the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot 1st Prize.
 
“It’s just fabulous! I’m so thrilled for the lady!” she said.
 
“The last time we sold a big prize was another Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot 1st Prize back in March 2015.  So every week since we’ve been saying ‘come on, come on’ we want another one.  So this was a very pleasant surprise!
 
“It’s always lovely when one of our customers wins!”
 
The Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now $2.97 million for draw 10177, while the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot is now $4.12 million for draw 1064. 
 
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.

Hardworking Blue Mountains man a "stunned mullet" after $100,000 windfall!

A hardworking Blue Mountains man has declared he was a “stunned mullet” after the revelation he won the $100,000 1st Prize in the latest Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw.
A hardworking Blue Mountains man has declared he was a “stunned mullet” after the revelation he won the $100,000 1st Prize in the latest Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw.
 
The man held the winning entry in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10175, drawn on Thursday 10 August 2017.  However, while his entry was registered, NSW Lotteries officials had been unable to contact him to deliver the dream-come-true news. 
 
Instead the man discovered his good fortune when he checked his entry online almost a week after he won.
 
“It’s really great.  I’m still in disbelief!  These types of things don’t happen to me.  I’m a bit of a stunned mullet!” he exclaimed.
 
“It’s a very welcome surprise.  I’ve been buying tickets for 30 years and you get the odd free ticket or $15 win but that’s about it.
 
“I went online and I thought ‘this can’t be right’.  But I checked it all out and downloaded the draw results and there it was.  So I’m thinking ‘wow – this is exciting!”
 
The happy winner said he and his wife were enjoying pondering exactly how they would spend their Lucky Lotteries windfall.
 
“We’ve had a hundred different ideas of what we’ll do – everything from house renovations, to helping the kids, to having a bit of holiday,” he said.
 
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his one-number entry at Nextra Penrith, Shop 122/123, Westfield Penrith, Station Street Entrance, Penrith.
 
 
Nextra Penrith owner Shiv Vekaria said he was thrilled his Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot winner had been united with their prize.
 
“That’s excellent news!  We’re always happy when one of our customers wins!” he exclaimed.
 
“Hopefully we’ll see some more wins – that’s what we’re aiming for!”
 
The Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now $2.97 million for draw 10177, while the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot is now $4.1 million for draw 1064. 
 
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.

Queensland retiree relaxes after cashcade win!

A retired woman from Runcorn was left speechless this morning after discovering she was one of six winners to take home a boosted division two prize of $177,522.85 thanks to the Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto Cashcades promotion.

A retired woman from Runcorn was left speechless this morning after discovering she was one of six winners to take home a boosted division two prize of $177,522.85 thanks to the Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto Cashcades promotion.

The shocked woman discovered her win when she checked her online account this morning and discovered its balance had ballooned by over $100,000!

“I got the email that I had won this morning and when I logged on to my online account and checked the amount I was staggered!” the winner explained.

“Oh that’s lovely! - You’ve made my day!”

The retiree planned to share some of the money with family and friends but was looking forward to relaxing in retirement without financial stress.

“She has always played lotto, and now she will be able to make things more comfortable for herself and help out with things around her house,” Her son who was visiting from Sydney explained as the winner sat down to let the news sink in.

“I only arrived in Brisbane yesterday so it’s great timing to be able to celebrate with Mum!”

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning 12-game QuickPick entry online via the Lott – Australia’s official lotteries.

There were five other division two winning entries in Australia; one from Tasmania and the rest from Queensland including one which was a store syndicate.

In Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3684 on Monday 7 August, as there were no division one winners, the six division two winners took home an additional prize - bringing their share to $117,552.85 each.

The six winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 36684 on Monday 7 August 2017 were 6, 41, 29, 35, 32 and 44. The supplementary numbers were 18 and 3.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 250 so far this calendar year, including 96 won by Tatts customers.

Check your tickets Lismore: mystery winner lands $1 million Wednesday Lotto prize!

One Lismore resident or visitor is now a millionaire after winning division one in last night’s Wednesday Lotto, but has yet to discover the life-changing news.
One Lismore resident or visitor is now a millionaire after winning division one in last night’s Wednesday Lotto, but has yet to discover the life-changing news.
 
The New South Wales winner was the only division one winner across Australia in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3687 on 17 August 2017 and takes home the guaranteed division one prize of $1 million!
 
But as their entry was not registered to a Players Club card, NSW Lotteries officials have no way of contacting them and must wait for the ticketholder to check their entry.
 
The winning entry was purchased at Goonellabah Newsagency, Shop 3, Goonellabah Village Shopping Centre, 1 Simeoni Drive, Goonellabah.
 
The winning ticketholder is urged to contact NSW Lotteries as soon as possible on 131 868 to begin the prize claim process.
 
Goonellabah Newsagency owner Peter Witten said he was over the moon one of his customers had become an overnight millionaire.
 
“Goonellabah! How about that!” he exclaimed.
 
“It feels great to sell a division one winning entry.  It’s been a fair while since was sold the last division one so great to have one again.
 
“It’s good news for the people in Goonellabah and for our lucky winner.”
 
NSW Lotteries spokesperson Matt Hart said there were a million reasons why Lismore residents and visitors should immediately check their Lotto entries.
 
“Imagine winning a neat $1 million! It’s the type of news you would want to hear straight away!  How would your weekend plans change knowing you’re now a millionaire?” he said.
 
“We’re keen to unite the latest Lismore winner with their prize so we are urging anyone who bought an entry in last night’s draw to check their ticket – either online at thelott.com, with the Lott mobile app or at a retail outlet.”
 
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.
 
Throughout Australia, there was only one division one winning entry in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3687 on Wednesday 16 August 2017.
 
The winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3687 were 10, 21, 5, 43, 34 and 35, while the supplementary numbers were 36 and 12.
 
Last financial year, there were 82 division one winning Monday & Wednesday Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $80 million.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 262 so far this calendar year, including 74 won by NSW Lotteries customers.

New Lismore region millionaire musician sings to tune of $1 million!

The musician from the local Lismore area received the shock of his life this afternoon when he discovered the life-changing news he is now a millionaire after winning division one in Wednesday Lotto!
The musician from the local Lismore area received the shock of his life this afternoon when he discovered the life-changing news he is now a millionaire after winning division one in Wednesday Lotto! 
 
“Wooh! Thank you so much! This may take some time to sink in I think!” the shocked winner proclaimed.
 
“This is amazing! It’s going to change my life. Oh my gosh, this is unbelievable!
 
“I’ve been sitting here being sceptical about it because I wanted to hear it from the horse’s mouth.” 
 
The man won the guaranteed division one prize of $1 million in Wednesday Lotto draw 3687 on 17 August, but as his entry was not registered to a Players Club card, NSW Lotteries officials had no way of confirming the win until the winner came forward to claim his $1 million division one prize.
 
“I play the same numbers every week and this is a big surprise. I’ve always said if I won a million bucks I’d look after myself, my family and my friends and now I’ll be able to do that,” he declared.
 
“I’ll buy a nice little place somewhere and even go on a cruise somewhere.
 
“I’m a singer guitarist so I’ll be able record another CD now.”
 
The winning entry was purchased at Goonellabah Newsagency, Shop 3, Goonellabah Village Shopping Centre, 1 Simeoni Drive, Goonellabah.
 
Goonellabah Newsagency owner Peter Witten said he was over the moon one of his customers had become an overnight millionaire.
 
“Goonellabah! How about that!” he exclaimed.
 
“It feels great to sell a division one winning entry.  It’s been a fair while since was sold the last division one so great to have one again.
 
“It’s good news for the people in Goonellabah and for our lucky winner.”
 
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.
 
Throughout Australia, there was only one division one winning entry in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3687 on Wednesday 16 August 2017.
 
The winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3687 were 10, 21, 5, 43, 34 and 35, while the supplementary numbers were 36 and 12.
 
Last financial year, there were 82 division one winning Monday & Wednesday Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $80 million.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 262 so far this calendar year, including 74 won by NSW Lotteries customers.

Check your tickets Newcastle: another Lotto division one win lands in the city

One Newcastle resident or visitor is now more than $700,000 richer after winning division one in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw, but has yet to discover the dream-come-true news!

One Newcastle resident or visitor is now more than $700,000 richer after winning division one in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw, but has yet to discover the dream-come-true news!
 
The winning Newcastle entry was one of the six division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Lotto draw 3763 on 12 August 2017, each of whom took home a division one prize of $716,806.11.
 
It is the seventh division one win to land in the Newcastle region so far this year.
 
The winning ticket was purchased from New Lambton Newsagency, Shop 2, 52 Regent Street, New Lambton.
 
As the entry was not registered to a Players Club card, NSW Lotteries has no way of contacting the winner and is  urging anyone who purchased an entry in Saturday Lotto in Newcastle to check it as soon as possible.
 
The winning ticketholder is urged to contact NSW Lotteries as soon as possible on 131 868 to begin the prize claim process.
 
New Lambton Newsagency owner Debbie Mannix said she was thrilled to have sold a division one winning entry, the first since she took over ownership of the outlet seven years ago.
 
“It’s been the talk of the town this morning! Everybody’s been asking if the winner has been found,” she said.
 
“It’s unreal and so exciting to have sold a division one winning entry.  There’s been a few around the city this year and we kept thinking ‘it’s our turn next, it’s our turn next’.”
 
NSW Lotteries spokesperson Matt Hart said while seven division one wins had landed in Newcastle so far this year, the weekend’s winner was the first from a Saturday Lotto draw.
 
“Newcastle has been well represented in this year’s list of division one wins, with four Monday & Wednesday Lotto wins, one Oz Lotto win and one Powerball win shared by a syndicate of 25 winners,” he said.
 
“We’re keen to unite the latest Newcastle winner with their prize so we are urging anyone who bought an entry in the weekend’s draw to check their ticket – either online at thelott.com, with the Lott mobile app or at a retail outlet.
 
“Imagine winning more than $700,000 but not know it!  It’s the type of news that would instantly cure any case of Mondayitis!”
 
Table: Newcastle region division one wins in 2017
 

Game

Draw no.

Draw date

Selling outlet

Division one prize

Oz Lotto

1202

28/02/2017 

Georgetown Newsagency

$10,000,000.00 

Monday & Wednesday Lotto

3661

17/05/2017 

Waratah LPO & Newsagency

$666,666.67 

Monday & Wednesday Lotto

3665

31/05/2017 

Redhead News And Post

$1,000,000.00 

Powerball

1100

15/06/2017 

Newcastle City Newsagency

$15,000,000.00 

Monday & Wednesday Lotto

3675

5/07/2017 

Waratah LPO & Newsagency

$1,000,000.00 

Monday & Wednesday Lotto

3682

31/07/2017 

Toronto News

$1,000,000.00 

Saturday Lotto

3763

12/08/2017 

New Lambton Newsagency

$716,806.11 

 

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 winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3763 on Saturday 12 August 2017 were 7, 11, 45, 14, 16 and 26, while the supplementary numbers were 34 and 35.
 
Across Australia there were six division one winning entries in Saturday Lotto draw 3763, including three from Victoria, one from South Australia, one from New South Wales, and one from Queensland.
 
Last financial year, there were 275 division one winning Saturday Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $283 million.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 260 so far this calendar year, including 73 won by NSW Lotteries customers.