Winners Stories

Nambucca Heads dad ready for the good life after "beautiful" $25 million Powerball prize

A hardworking Nambucca Heads dad is making plans to spend more time with his family and buy farm after discovering this afternoon he is now $25 million richer!
A hardworking Nambucca Heads dad is making plans to spend more time with his family and buy farm after discovering this afternoon he is now $25 million richer!
 
The local man in his 30s held one of the two division one winning entries across Australia in last night’s Powerball draw, draw 1114 on Thursday 21 September 2017.
 
After a morning of wild speculation about who the region’s newest multi-millionaire winner could be, the man came forward to NSW Lotteries this afternoon with the winning entry.
 
“Oh it’s beautiful!  It’s amazing!  I don’t know what to think!” the man exclaimed.
 
“I was at work and I saw on Facebook that there had been a win in the region so I thought I better check my ticket.
 
“I just couldn’t believe it.  I’m stunned.  It’s beautiful!”
 
In addition to the mouth-watering division one prize of $25 million, the man’s PowerHit entry also delivered him division two 19 times, bolstering his total prize to $25,611,427.60.
 
“It couldn’t have come at a better time.  It’s been a bit of a rough time lately,” he shared.
 
“With this win I can take some time off work, buy myself a farm and enjoy time with my family.”
 
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning 2-game PowerHit entry at Nambucca Heads Newsagency, 26 Bowra Street, Nambucca Heads.
 
Nambucca Heads Newsagency owner Warwick and Darlene Lean said the outlet was celebrating selling its first division one winning entry.
 
Warwick said he had enjoyed answering the phone all day with the words “winning newsagency!”.
 
“This is the first one we’ve sold in 16 years!  We’ve sold a few top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its but this is the first division one,” he said.
 
“So it’s taken a while, but what a great one to land!
 
“Our shop has been buzzing. We’ve been busy all day,” Darlene added.
 
“Everyone’s been congratulating us.  The whole community is celebrating.  It’s just been wonderful.”
 
The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1114 on Thursday 21 September 2017 were 26, 17, 2, 10, 25 and 23, while the all-important Powerball number was 5.
 
Across Australia there were only two division one winning entries in Powerball draw 1114, one from New South Wales and one from Victoria.
 
Last financial year, 18 Powerball division one winning entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions won more than $273 million.  During this time, the biggest individual division one Powerball prize was won by a syndicate of Queensland Government workers who took home $55 million.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 311 so far this calendar year, including 94 won by NSW Lotteries customers.

Powerball's $50 million payday for New South Wales and Victorian players

Two Australians have this morning awoken as the nation’s newest multi-millionaires after sharing last night’s out-of-this-world $50 million Powerball jackpot.
Two Australians have this morning awoken as the nation’s newest multi-millionaires after sharing last night’s out-of-this-world $50 million Powerball jackpot.
 
There were only two division one winning entries across Australia in last night’s Powerball draw, draw 1114 on Thursday 21 September 2017.  Each received a division one prize of $25 million.
 
One winning entry was held by a Keilor East grandmother who purchased her entry at Milleara Mall Lotto, Shop 42A, Milleara Shopping Centre, Cnr Milleara Road and Buckley Street, Keilor East.
 
The other was an unregistered New South Wales customer who purchased their entry at Nambucca Heads Newsagency, 26 Bowra Street, Nambucca Heads.
 
While the Lott officials have delivered the dream-come-true news to the Victorian winner, they are eagerly waiting to hear from the New South Wales winner.
 
As the Nambucca Heads entry was not registered to a NSW Lotteries Players Club card, officials have no way to contact the winner.
 
The winning ticketholder is urged to contact the Lott as soon as possible on 131 868 to begin the prize claim process.
 
Australia’s Official Lotteries - the Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said last night’s Powerball jackpot was one of the most hotly anticipated draws of the year.
 
“Last night’s Powerball jackpot was the equal second-largest jackpot offered to date this year and yesterday outlets across the country reported brisk Powerball trade right up until the draw close,” he said.
“Today we look forward to breaking the winning news to our two new multi-millionaires!
 
“Most importantly, if you bought an entry in last night’s Powerball draw in Nambucca Heads in New South Wales, there are 25 million reasons why it would pay for you to immediately check your entry.
 
“Imagine winning $25 million, but not knowing it!  I suspect your weekend plans will change dramatically once you hear the news!”
 
The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1114 on Thursday 21 September 2017 were 26, 17, 2, 10, 25 and 23, while the all-important Powerball number was 5.
 
Across Australia there were only two division one winning entries in Powerball draw 1114, one from New South Wales and one from Victoria.
 
Last financial year, 18 Powerball division one winning entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions won more than $273 million.  During this time, the biggest individual division one Powerball prize was won by a syndicate of Queensland Government workers who took home $55 million.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 311 so far this calendar year.

Leura woman in state of disbelief after $200,000 Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot win!

A disbelieving woman from Leura is still in shock after discovering she has won the $200,000 1st Prize in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1066 on 19 September 2017.
A disbelieving woman from Leura is still in shock after discovering she has won the $200,000 1st Prize in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1066 on 19 September 2017.
 
When a NSW Lotteries official phoned to break the news, the woman didn’t believe it could be true and had to check the ticket at the outlet before believing she was the winner.
 
“I didn’t know whether it was true or not!” the incredulous woman declared when a NSW Lotteries official was finally able to confirm the win.
 
“$200,000?! Wow! Wow! That’s great!”
 
When asked how the regular player planned to use her Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot windfall, she explained the entry was for a private syndicate.
 
“It’s a shared ticket with a good friend and we’ve been doing it now for about a year.
 
“I am so grateful for the win, as I know she will be too! I can’t wait to share the good news with her.”
 
The woman confessed she needed time to think about how she would spend her share of the winnings.
 
“There are quite a few of my family that I would like to help – I will just need time to think about it!”
 
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her one number winning entry from Leura Newsagency, 146-148 Leura Mall, Leura.

Leura Newsagency owner Christine Williams said it was fantastic to hear they had sold a 1st Prize Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot winning entry.
 
“We are just ecstatic!” she exclaimed.
 
“We sold a 1st Prize Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot winning entry a few years ago but it’s been awhile since a win, so we are thrilled it has happened!”
 
“Congratulations to the winner, we wish them all the best with their prize!”
 
The Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now $3.7 million for draw 10183, while the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot is now $4.8 million for draw 1067. 
 
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.

Lake Munmorah woman's "lucky feeling" delivers $25,000 Instant Scratch-Its win

A Lake Munmorah woman has confessed it was a “lucky feeling” that prompted her to buy the $2 Instant Scratch-Its ticket that recently delivered her one of the top prizes of $25,000.
A Lake Munmorah woman has confessed it was a “lucky feeling” that prompted her to buy the $2 Instant Scratch-Its ticket that recently delivered her one of the top prizes of $25,000.
 
Speaking to a NSW Lotteries official about her windfall, the woman explained she bought the winning ticket from Lake Munmorah Newsagency before scratching it at work.
 
“I was stunned for a few days!” she exclaimed.
 
“We thought it was $2,500 – not $25,000 – and we were happy with that!  It was great!
 
“We usually only get a free ticket or win $5 – we couldn’t believe our eyes.

“Normally I buy Instant Scratch-Its every so often – just for the fun of doing it!  I was just feeling a little bit lucky that day so I went and bought an Instant Scratch-Its.
 
“I’m sure we’ll do something nice with the prize.  I’ve got a lot of things we’d like to do.  Twenty-five thousand dollars - anyone would like that amount!”
 
The thrilled woman admitted she closely guarded her winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket until she could claim her prize.
 
“I took it with me if I left the house sometimes, but then I hid it at home thinking my handbag would be pinched!” she laughed.
 
The winning ticket was purchased from Lake Munmorah Newsagency, Shop 1, 97 Anita Avenue, Lake Munmorah.
 
Lake Munmorah Newsagency owner Graeme Luther said the outlet was thrilled to have sold a top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its, its first during the past decade.
 
“When you sell a prize of that value, it’s a great boost for the outlet.  We’ve been telling everyone that one of our customers scratched a big prize. It’s very exciting,” he said.
 
“It’s always good to have a win.  Hopefully, we’ll see more coming our way!”
 
Last financial year, there were 144 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners across the Lott’s jurisdictions who collectively took home more than $12 million.
 
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.

Baulkham Hills mum to pay off mortgage with Lotteries Super Jackpot win!

A Baulkham Hills mum is excited about her family’s mortgage-free future after winning $100,000 in a recent Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw.
A Baulkham Hills mum is excited about her family’s mortgage-free future after winning $100,000 in a recent Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw.
 
The woman in her 40s won the guaranteed 1st Prize in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10181 on Monday 11 September 2017.
 
A week after the draw, a NSW Lotteries official confirmed the win with the winner.
 
“Cool! Thank you!” she exclaimed.
 
“It’s very exciting, though I was hoping for the jackpot!
 
“My first priority is paying off the mortgage.  This should get rid of it completely.  We’ve been working hard and putting a lot of extra in to try and get rid of it.
 
“Now we can think about some home renovations!”
 
The thrilled woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her one-number Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot entry at Norwest Newsagency, Shop 16, Norwest Marketown, 4 Century Circuit, Baulkham Hills.
 
Norwest Newsagency owner Frank Lin said the outlet was no stranger to selling 1st Prize winning Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot entries.
 
“This is our third in the past decade – we sold our last 1st Prize winning Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot entry in February this year,” he said.
 
“The feeling is wonderful!  It’s great to show the customers the banner and balloons when they come in.
 
“We’re a lucky store when it comes to Lucky Lotteries.”
 
The Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now $3.75 million for draw 10183, while the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot is now $4.6 million for draw 1066. 
 
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.

Lake Macquarie couple rejoice at "un-bloody-believable" million-dollar win!

A Lake Macquarie couple is eyeing off a new home and a holiday after being surprised this morning by the news they’re now millionaires from the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw.
A Lake Macquarie couple is eyeing off a new home and a holiday after being surprised this morning by the news they’re now millionaires from the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw.
 
The unsuspecting pensioners held one of the four division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Lotto draw 3773 on Saturday 16 September 2017.  Each won a division one prize of $1,011,836.63.
 
A NSW Lotteries delivered the dream-come-true news to the couple first thing this morning, sending the household into jubilant celebration.
 
“Really?! Unbelievable!” the happy man exclaimed.
 
“I think I’m asleep.  I think I’m dreaming it.  My wife won’t believe me.  Can you tell her?”
 
While at first sceptical of their windfall, the winning wife was quickly convinced of her new millionaire status.
 
“Oh bloody hell!  Woohoo!  I have to go now – I have to go shopping!” she laughed.
 
“I think my husband’s going to faint!  This is just un-bloody-believable!
 
“We’re just a couple of pensioners. We’ve both worked hard all our lives. It just means we won’t have to worry about any finances.”
 
The happy couple plan to use their win to enjoy their retirement, including buying a new house and going on a holiday.
 
“It will make a big difference – you’ve no idea.  It’s life changing,” the man said.
 
“Thank you very much.  I’m going to have a great rest of my life!”
 
The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their winning 24-game QuickPick from newsXpress Jewells, Shops 20-21, Jewellstown Plaza, 75 Ntaba Road, Jewells.
 
newsXpress Jewells owner James Cairns said his outlet was celebrating selling its first million-dollar winning entry.
 
“It’s exciting!  It’s always great to think you’re helping someone’s dreams come true!” he said.
 
“We’ve been busy sharing the news with everyone.
 
“We wish our winning customers all the very best with their prize.”
 
The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3773 on Saturday 16 September 2017 were 29, 10, 45, 5, 20 and 41 while the supplementary numbers were 7 and 26.
 
Across Australia there were four division one winning entries in Saturday Lotto draw 3773, including one each from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.
 
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 305 so far this calendar year, including 93 won by NSW Lotteries customers.