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Broadbeach Set for Life winner left breathless after "best call of my life"

A Broadbeach woman has been left breathless after receiving the “best call of my life” from Golden Casket this morning, confirming that she is the latest Set for Life 1st Prize winner who will receive $20,000 a month for the next 20 years!

A Broadbeach woman has been left breathless after receiving the “best call of my life” from Golden Casket this morning, confirming that she is the latest Set for Life 1st Prize winner who will receive $20,000 a month for the next 20 years!

The woman is the 20th Set for Life winner nationally since the game began 19 months ago, and the second Set for Life winner this week.

The win also confirms the Gold Coast’s reputation as a hotspot for lotto winners.

The Broadbeach woman checked her Set for Life ticket first thing this morning, but didn’t believe it was real until Golden Casket officials spoke to her.

She was so overwhelmed by the win that she was left short of breath.

“Oh my God! Oh my God! Sorry, I’m just a bit excited,” the exasperated woman said.

“I’ve checked my ticket, but I didn’t believe it was real! I was waiting for the call! I thought ‘This can’t be real, it cannot be real! It must be a mistake; maybe I’m checking the wrong ticket?’.

“Thank you so much. This is awesome. My family is going to just love it! Thank you so much.”

With the win still sinking in, the regular lotto player said she would use her monthly windfall to pay off her mortgage, help out her children and elderly parents, and maybe even retire early.

“This is the best call I’ve ever had! It will help us all out – the whole family – each month,” she said excitedly.

“It’s beautiful that it’s monthly – not just one big whoop of money!

“I’m about to become a grandmother again! They can have private schooling now!”

But first, the woman said she would break to news to her husband, who had left for work earlier that morning doubting her claim that she had won.

“He didn’t get it and said ‘I’ve got to go to work’,” she said.

“He’s going to flip out. He’s not going to believe it either!”

The newest Set for Life 1st Prize winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her 2-SET QuickSET entry from Resort News, Shop 1621 Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, 2-30 Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach.

Resort News owner Anthony Milligan was thrilled to have sold Queensland’s second and the nation’s twentieth Set for Life 1st prize winning ticket.

“This is great news! We’re so thrilled to have been part of selling a 1st Prize winning entry to the newest game!” he exclaimed.

“The team is really excited and we’re already celebrating – particularly because it’s a Gold Coast local.

“Congratulations to the winner and all the best with your journey over the next 20 years!”

This is the second Set for Life 1st Prize won in Queensland since Set for Life launched in August 2015. Last night’s winner joins 19 other national winners who are already enjoying their monthly Set for Life instalments.

It follows a retired married couple from Mackay who became Set for Life in November 2016. The winning wife vowed never to do her most hated household chores again and hire an ironing lady.

Just two nights ago on Tuesday, another Set for Life player won the 1st Prize with a ticket purchased in Kogarah in New South Wales.

Across the country, it was the only entry that won 1st Prize in last night’s Set for Life draw 567 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 567 on Thursday 24 February 2017 were 9, 33, 7, 27, 26, 23, 25 and 17, with the bonus numbers 14 and 32.

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.

Check your Set for Life tickets – 1st prize won in Sydney!

What would you do if you won $20,000 a month for the next 20 years?

What would you do if you won $20,000 a month for the next 20 years?

That’s the question officials are keen to ask the newest Set for Life 1st Prize winner who won last night’s draw with an unregistered entry purchased in the in the Sydney suburb of Kogarah.

NSW Lotteries officials are waiting to break the life-enhancing news, but given the winning entry is unregistered they have no way of contacting the winner.

Set for Life spokesperson Matt Hart said he was eager to hear from last night’s Set for Life 1st Prize winner and urged all players who purchased an unregistered entry in Sydney to check their tickets as soon as possible.

“Just imagine how life-changing it could be to receive the news that your bank account will receive $20,000 each and every month for the next 20 years,” he said.

“The possibilities of what you could do each month for the next 20 years are endless! Imagine the things you could do and the places you could go if you had the opportunity to plot out on your calendar what you planned to do with your $20,000 windfall each month!

“We’re urging any Set for Life players who purchased an unregistered entry in the Sydney suburb of Kogarah to check their entry as soon as possible because they could be the 1st Prize winner we’re waiting to hear from!

“We recommend that anyone who believes they are holding the winning ticket to keep it in a safe place and contact NSW Lotteries on 131 868 immediately to start the prize claim process.” The 1st Prize winning Set for Life entry in draw 565 on Tuesday 21 February was purchased at St George Tobacconist, 15 Railway Parade, Kogarah.

St George Tobacconist owner Minh Tran said customers had already started coming in to check their tickets.

“We’re really excited to have sold the 1st Prize winning Set for Life ticket to one of our customers. We can’t wait to for them to hear the news!” she said.

“We have a lot of Set for Life customers so we’re trying to spread the word that one of them could be set for life!” T

his is the seventh Set for Life 1st Prize won in New South Wales since Set for Life launched in August 2015. Last night’s winner joins 18 other national winners 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 last night’s Set for Life draw 565 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 565 on Tuesday 21 February 2017 were 34, 17, 33, 28, 32, 4, 27 and 1, with the bonus numbers 15 and 22.

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.

Morwell store syndicate wins $1.3 million in TattsLotto Superdraw!

There are five happy TattsLotto players in Morwell today after their syndicate entry won a total of $1,393,937.24, or $278,787.45 per share, in the weekend’s TattsLotto Superdraw!

There are five happy TattsLotto players in Morwell today after their syndicate entry won a total of $1,393,937.24, or $278,787.45 per share, in the weekend’s TattsLotto Superdraw! I

n another example of syndicate success, it was one of two division one winning entries in Victoria that were both syndicates and one of 15 winning entries nationally in the weekend’s $20 million Superdraw event.

The five residents were part of a store syndicate sold at Mid Valley Lotto, Kiosk 2 in the Mid Valley Shopping Centre on the Princes Highway in Morwell.

Amazingly it’s the second year in a row that Mid Valley Lotto has sold a division one winning entry in a February TattsLotto Superdraw.

Deanne Bourke is the manager at Mid Valley Lotto and said she was delighted to have created a division one winning syndicate for five lucky customers.

“Wow! Two years in a row is just fantastic!” Ms Bourke exclaimed.

“The first thing I noticed when we got the results and saw that we had sold a division one winning syndicate in the Superdraw, was that it was almost exactly this time last year that we sold our last one. It’s uncanny!

“We’ve offered this syndicate for every Superdraw event for the past few years but only recently we reduced the number of shares on offer to five.

“Most of the time the same regular customers from the local area buy a share in this syndicate, which we’ve named ‘Millionaires Club’

 “Some of the winners have come in to check their tickets already and they have been over-the-moon!

“So maybe we’ll be third time lucky in the February Superdraw next year! But fingers crossed we won’t have to wait that long before our next division one win!”

In February 2016, two ladies from Morwell won $1.17 million in the Superdraw with a 50-game QuickPick entry from Mid Valley Lotto and planned to have cushier retirements, new cars and holidays with their windfall.

TattsLotto Superdraw syndicate of 40 players win $1.3 million!

There are 40 TattsLotto players around Victoria who are smiling today after their shared group syndicate won a total prize of $1,546,754.24 in the weekend’s TattsLotto Superdraw – a $36,669.85 prize for each share ticket holder!

There are 40 TattsLotto players around Victoria who are smiling today after their shared group syndicate won a total prize of $1,546,754.24 in the weekend’s TattsLotto Superdraw – a $36,669.85 prize for each share ticket holder!

The group syndicate was sold across 17 Tatts outlets with 40 shares available in a 2-game System 18 entry with numbers hand-selected by Glen Gala Lotto & Sub News.

Glen Gala Lotto & Sub News in Sunshine West is no stranger to setting up division one winning syndicates.

Owner Jenny He couldn’t be happier to have selected the division one winning numbers again, this time for the Superdraw syndicate entry.

“This is the third division one winning syndicate we’ve created in just 18 months!” Ms He exclaimed.

“We’re very happy to have done it again! We feel so, so lucky seriously!

“We named this syndicate ‘The One’ and we only offer it for every Superdraw event when the prize is supersized! We’ve been doing that for about 16 months.

“We choose the numbers ourselves – we never use QuickPicks for our syndicates.

“Most of the customers who bought a share in our ‘The One’ syndicate are the same regular customers who support their local business all year round. They really deserve it!

“The majority of my customers come from the local area and support their local outlet, so it’s great to see our syndicates have come good for them!”

Ms He explained that she’d cracked division one for her syndicates three times in 18 months.

“In September 2015, a 11-share syndicate we named ‘Perfect Life’ won a total prize more than $742,000 or more than $67,000 each with a 4-game System 9 shared entry in TattsLotto,” Ms He explained.

“Then in April 2016, we again selected the winning TattsLotto numbers for a System 13 syndicate entry named ‘The Winning Code’ with 19 shares which won more than $717,000 to more than $37,000 per share.

“Now in February 2017, we’ve done it again with our Superdraw syndicate called ‘The One’ with 40 shares winning $1.5 million or more than $36,000 a share.

“So after all our hard work, I’m absolutely delighted to know that the numbers I have picked over the past 18 months have brought a share of division one to 70 syndicate players!”

The winning group syndicate was operated by Glen Gala Lotto & Sub News at Shop 2 in the Glen Gala Shopping Centre on the corner of Fitzgerald Road and David Drive in Sunshine West.

The 40-shares were sold from 17 Tatts outlets including;

  • Lalor Lucky Lotto in Lalor (11 shares),
  • Glen Gala Lotto & Sub News in Sunshine West (5 shares),
  • Southvale Newsagency in Springfield South (4 shares),
  • Dandenong Plaza Lotto in Dandenong (3 shares),
  • North Balwyn Newsagency in Balwyn North (3 shares),
  • Plenty Luck News & Lotto in South Preston (2 shares),
  • Shoppingtown Lotto in Doncaster (2 shares),
  • Burwood One Lotto & Tobacco Station in Burwood East (1 share),
  • Forest Hill Newsagency in Forest Hill (1 share),
  • Huntingdale News & Tatts in Huntingdale (1 share),
  • Mt. Waverley Lotto in Mount Waverley (1 share),
  • Sunshine Lucky Lotto in Sunshine (1 share),
  • Wanda Street Lotto in Mulgrave (1 share),
  • Wang Lotto Card & Tobacco in Wangaratta (1 share),
  • Warringal Lotto in Heidelberg (1 share),
  • Wellington Village Lotto in Rowville (1 share),
  • Wheelers Hill Newsagency in Wheelers Hill (1 share).

Hopeful Victorian millionaires plan to be secretive but generous

With TattsLotto’s first Superdraw of the year tomorrow night, hopeful Victorian millionaires are dreaming of their plans if they won a share in $20 million.

With TattsLotto’s first Superdraw of the year tomorrow night, hopeful Victorian 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 Victorians 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, Victorians 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 TattsLotto 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 Victorians 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.

Tatts 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 seven Tatts players have become millionaires thanks to a division one lottery win. That equates to one a week!” he said.

“Just last Saturday, a man from Maryborough, near Ballarat, admitted his heart skipped a beat when he checked his TattsLotto ticket and discovered he’d won $1.4 million.

“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 TattsLotto’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.

Time is running out on TattsLotto tickets!

There are two division one winning TattsLotto tickets purchased in south-east Melbourne that could be burning holes in player’s pockets, when instead they should be lining their pockets with cash!

There are two division one winning TattsLotto tickets purchased in south-east Melbourne that could be burning holes in player’s pockets, when instead they should be lining their pockets with cash!

Neither of the winning tickets were registered to Tatts cards so Tatts can only hope they have been kept safe and will brought forward soon to claim the division one prizes.

The first overlooked ticket is worth more than three-quarters-of-a-million-dollars - $757,320.06 to be exact – and was purchased in Officer.

That ticket won division one almost two months ago in TattsLotto draw 3697 on Christmas Eve, Saturday 24 December 2016.

It was purchased from Arena Lucky Lotto, Kiosk 2 in the Arena Shopping Centre, 4 Cardinia Road in Officer.

The second forgotten ticket is worth more than half-a-million dollars - $509,614.77 to the decimal – and was purchased in Berwick.

Almost three weeks ago, Berwick’s unclaimed ticket won division one in TattsLotto draw 3707 on Saturday 28 January 2017.

It was purchased from Berwick Lucky Lotto, 33 High Street in Berwick.

Both of the division one winning tickets can by claimed from Tatts for six months, but after that time expires they will be sent to the Victorian State Revenue Office.

Tatts wants to pay the prizes to the rightful ticket holders as soon as possible which is why it’s renewing the call for people to check their tickets urgently.

As the appeal for the missing division one winning ticket holders lingers on, officials have renewed their call for south-east Melbourne players to check their tickets.

Tatts spokesperson Claire Taylor said it was disappointing to see the prize money left unclaimed when it could be fulfilling winner’s dreams instead.

“It would be such a shame to see these division one prizes go unclaimed, when so many people dream about being one of the ‘lucky’ ones!” Ms Taylor exclaimed.

“We want nothing more than to pay these prizes to the winning ticket holders, if only they’d check their tickets and phone us!

“If you purchased an unregistered TattsLotto ticket in south-east Melbourne in the last two months, there’s a very good reason to go looking for it!

“You know that feeling you get when you find a couple of dollars under the couch cushion? Well, imagine finding out your forgotten lotto ticket is worth three-quarters-of-a-million-dollars!

“If you discover you are holding one of the division one winning TattsLotto tickets please keep it in safe place and contact Tatts on 131 868 to begin the process of claiming your prize.

“It’s a timely reminder for players on the importance of registering your lotto tickets to a Tatts Card so if you win big, you be contacted directly with the good news!”