Winners Stories

One week on: Where is Waratah's Wednesday Lotto winner?

One week after the winning numbers were drawn, Waratah’s $666,666.67 division one windfall from a Wednesday Lotto draw remains unclaimed.

One week after the winning numbers were drawn, Waratah’s $666,666.67 division one windfall from a Wednesday Lotto draw remains unclaimed.

Since the winning ticket was unregistered, NSW Lotteries can only wait and wonder when the winner will check their ticket and discover the dream-come-true news.

The winning entry was one of six nationally that won a division one prize of $666,666.67 in Wednesday Lotto draw 3661 on Wednesday 17 May 2017.

The winning ticket was purchased from Waratah LPO & Newsagency, Shop 9 in the Waratah Shopping Village on Turton Road.

NSW Lotteries spokesperson Matt Hart said he remained hopeful that Waratah’s winner would soon check their ticket and make contact to claim their prize.

“We have a division one win of more than $666,000 that we just can’t wait to hand over to our Waratah winner!” he exclaimed.

“I’m sure the winner would love to get their hands on their division one prize, so we’re urging all Monday & Wednesday Lotto players in Newcastle to check their tickets.

“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.

Waratah LPO & Newsagency owner Michael Phillips said they’d had a busy week asking their customers if they were the mystery winner.

“Everyone’s coming in asking ‘where’s the winner?’. Everyone wants to see the winner united with their division one prize,” he said.

“We know someone out there has the winning ticket, they just don’t know it!”

Across Australia, the Waratah winning entry was one of six entries that won a first division prize of $666,666.67 in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3661, with the other five won by Queenslanders who purchased their entries online via thelott.com – Australia’s Official Online Lotteries.

The six winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3661 on Wednesday 17 May 2017 were 30, 5, 25, 11, 27 and 18. The supplementary numbers were 21 and 19.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 369 so far this financial year, including 103 won by NSW Lotteries customers.

Manly retiree fast-tracks holiday plans with $100,000 Lucky Lotteries win!

A Manly retiree is fast-tracking his plans for an overseas holiday after discovering he won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $100,000 in the latest Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot!
A Manly retiree is fast-tracking his plans for an overseas holiday after discovering he won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $100,000 in the latest Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot!
 
The winning man admitted he was at first sceptical of his win when he was first contacted by NSW Lotteries immediately after the draw.
 
But he was delighted to learn he not only won the 1st Prize of $100,000 but also a concessional prize of $2,000, giving him a total windfall of $102,000.
 
“I get a lot of crank calls on the phone, but I welcome your news!” he joked.
 
“One hundred and two thousand dollars!! Wow! Well done!
 
“That’s good news! When can I get my hands on the money!?”
 
While the man plans to share his prize with his family, he’s also keen to treat himself and his wife to an overseas holiday.
 
“We’ve been contemplating a holiday for a while and this will make it a reality!” he said.
 
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry with four consecutive numbers from Harbord West Newsagency, Shop 5, 119 Harbord Road, Harbord.
 
He won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $100,000 in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10161 drawn on Tuesday 23 May 2017.
 
Harbord West Newsagency owner Jenny Li said the store was celebrating selling another 1st Prize winning Lucky Lotteries Super Lotteries entry.  
 
“That’s great news!  Congratulations to the winner!  We hope they enjoy their prize!” she said.
 
“We sold a 1st Prize winning Lucky Lotteries ticket a few years ago so it’s great to have another one for our customers!”
 
The Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now $1.02 million for draw 10162, while the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot is now $2.68 million for draw 1058. 

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.

Kingscliff woman a "winner and grinner" after landing $100,000 top prize!

A hardworking Kingscliff woman is happily making plans to help two close friends in need and treat herself to a holiday after winning one of the $100,000 top prizes on a $5 Instant Scratch-Its ticket!
A hardworking Kingscliff woman is happily making plans to help two close friends in need and treat herself to a holiday after winning one of the $100,000 top prizes on a $5 Instant Scratch-Its ticket!
 
The ecstatic winner explained she initially thought she’d only won $150 on her $5 Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its, which she bought from News at Kingscliff, but was shocked to discover she’d actually won the top prize of $100,000.
 
“I’m a winner and a grinner!” she exclaimed.
 
“I love playing Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its and I’d bought this one after I’d done some shopping.
 
“I scratched the ticket at home and thought I only had seven words, or $150.  So I took it to the newsagent but they said it was a higher prize so I’d have to talk to NSW Lotteries.
 
“It’s then that I counted nine words and thought I’d won $10,000!  So I sent my ticket off to claim the prize, but then someone from NSW Lotteries rang me to say ‘you didn’t win $10,000, you won the major prize of $100,000!’.
 
“I couldn’t believe it!  It’s the most I’ve ever won!
 
“I usually like it when the Instant Scratch-Its come from the end of a reel or the start of the reel.  I always feel I’m going to be lucky with the first two or last couple in a batch, but that wasn’t the case this time!”
 
The thrilled winner said she planned to help two close friends who had recently been through some hardship and needed a helping hand.
 
“I’m also planning to go on a holiday. I’d love to go on a cruise!” she said.
 
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning ticket from News at Kingscliff, Shop 3, Kingscliff Shopping Village, 20 Pearl Street, Kingscliff.
 
News at Kingscliff owner Linda Clarke said the outlet was celebrating selling a top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its.
 
“We did have quite a history of selling top prize Instant Scratch-Its, but it’s been a while so we’d love to sell a few more to our customers,” she said.
 
“Congratulations to our local winner!  We hope they enjoy their prize!”
 
The latest range of Instant Scratch-Its tickets are available now at NSW Lotteries outlets. It can happen it an instant. It could happen to you.

Hunter Region man to start wildlife refuge with $200,000 Lucky Lotteries win!

A Hunter Region man’s dream of creating a wildlife refuge is a step closer to reality after this morning discovering he had won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in a Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw a fortnight ago!
A Hunter Region man’s dream of creating a wildlife refuge is a step closer to reality after this morning discovering he had won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in a Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw a fortnight ago!
 
NSW Lotteries was initially unable contact the registered player after the draw, but this morning finally confirmed his prize.
 
“That’s beautiful!  Thank you!  Thank you very much!” the happy man exclaimed.
 
“We bloody will enjoy it!  We initially thought it might have been a bit of a leg pull!”
 
The regular Lucky Lotteries player said his prize would help him realise a long-standing dream to start a wildlife refuge.
 
“I’m hoping to try and buy some land where we can release wildlife and start up a wildlife refuge,” he said.
 
“We’d like to get some land adjoining a national park so we can rear animals, and release them and they can come back if they want to come back.
 
“Around here we’ve got snakes, birds, kangaroos, quolls and all sorts of things.  We want to set it up so we can handle anything.”
 
The winning man won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1056 drawn on Thursday 4 May 2017.
 
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his entry of two consecutive numbers from Greta Newsagency, 92 High Street, Greta.
 
Greta Newsagency owner David Taylor said the store was celebrating selling another 1st Prize winning Lucky Lotteries entry.  
 
“Congratulations to the winner!  We hope they enjoy their prize!” he said.
 
“We actually sold two 1st Prize winning tickets a fortnight apart in 2013 so hopefully the winning run is back!
 
“It’s funny as a customer was only looking at our winning plaques last week and said we were due to get another win soon.  And we have!
 
“I’m not sure what makes us lucky – perhaps it’s because we’ve been here 38 years!”
 
The Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now $890,000 for draw 10161, while the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot is now $2.68 million for draw 1058. 

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.

Blacktown woman bathes in news of $100,000 Lucky Lotteries win!

A woman from Blacktown will cool down in a bath with lots of candles after she got the heart-racing news that she’d won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $100,000 in the latest Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot!
A woman from Blacktown will cool down in a bath with lots of candles after she got the heart-racing news that she’d won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $100,000 in the latest Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot!
 
The winning woman admitted she was shaking and sweating when she checked her ticket and received the big surprise of her windfall.
 
“I’m shaking! I’m sweating! Thank you! I’m going to have to run a bath with lots of candles to relax!” she laughed.
 
“It’s like I’m dreaming and I’ll wake up soon.
 
“I can pay off my bills now. Oh dear, it’s a big surprise.”
 
The woman said she’d felt lucky because of a fortune teller’s prediction.
 
“I’ve been praying for some good luck and would you believe that a fortune teller actually told me that I’d have a win in the lotteries,” the woman exclaimed.
 
“I’m going to think about it to make sure the money doesn’t go down the drain.
 
“So I’ll be taking lots of time out in the tub to think it through carefully!”
 
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her 1-number entry for just $2.20 from BK Newswest, in Westpoint, 17 Patrick Street in Blacktown.
 
She won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $100,000 in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10160 drawn on Thursday 18 May 2017.
 
BK Newswest staff member Ghassan Eid said the store was celebrating selling another 1st Prize winning Lucky Lotteries Super Lotteries entry.  
 
“Congratulations to the winner!  We hope they enjoy their prize!” he said.
 
“Lucky Lotteries tickets have been fairly popular lately.  We last sold a 1st Prize winning ticket back in 2014 and 2015, so we have a track record!”
 
The Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now $890,000 for draw 10161, while the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot is now $2.68 million for draw 1058. 

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 woman lands $2.77 million after winning Wednesday Gold Lotto division one four times!

A hardworking woman from the Caboolture region has been left stunned after last night winning division one four times on a single Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto entry, giving her a total prize of more than $2.77 million.
A hardworking woman from the Caboolture region has been left stunned after last night winning division one four times on a single Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto entry, giving her a total prize of more than $2.77 million.
 
Last night’s multi-million dollar windfall capped off a winning week for the woman, who on Monday won $17,000 in a lower divisional prizes in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto.
 
The woman’s extraordinary winning entry for last night’s draw, purchased online at thelott.com, consisted of four marked System 12 games of identical numbers. 
 
Apart from winning division one four times – once for each marked game on her entry – she also won division 3 144 times and division 4 900 times.   In total, her system entry won 1048 times across all divisions!
 
She was one of three division one winners nationally in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3661 on Wednesday 17 May 2017. Two winners were from Queensland, while the other winner was from New South Wales.
 
Speaking to a Golden Casket official this morning to confirm her win, the ecstatic woman admitted she felt she had been on a lucky roll in recent weeks.
 
“I’ve been waiting to hear from someone from Golden Casket all my life!” she exclaimed.
 
“It’s just unreal!  I’ve had two wins in the past few weeks and now last night I won $2.77 million.  It’s crazy!
 
“It’s like you get your lucky time in your life and it all happens.  That’s how it feels to me.
 
“It’s been a bit of a roll of wins lately.  I thought my luck may have run out but it’s just got better.  This is the icing on top of the cake!” 
 
Explaining her unique entry, the woman said she had simply wondered whether it was possible to win division one four times on a single ticket by having four games of identical numbers.
 
With the win still sinking in, the winner hinted it could expedite her retirement plans.  She is also looking forward to not having to worry about money and playing a few games of golf.
 
“All we want to do is play golf a couple of times a week and kick back,” she said.
 
“We’ve worked hard our whole lives.  It’s time to put the boots down.  It’s just amazing.
 
“It’s just unreal!  This is more than I can even get my head around.
 
“I could not sleep last night!  This means we don’t have to worry about paying bills and we can help our family out.  It’s just beautiful!” 
 
It’s the second time in three weeks a Caboolture entry has won division one.  A Caboolture couple won $792,331.85 with their entry in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3733 on 29 April 2017.
 
The six winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3661 on Wednesday 17 May 2017 were 30, 5, 25, 11, 27 and 18.  The supplementary numbers were 21 and 19.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 365 so far this financial year, including 89 won by Golden Casket customers.