Was a coincidence or perhaps fate? The number 22 definitely proved lucky for the 22 new millionaires created from the $22 Million Superdraw on the 20th of June 2015. Spooky! Each Superdraw winner took home $1,000,000 in prize money.
There were a whopping seven Superdraw winners found in Victoria, three each in New South Wales and Queensland, one in the Australian Capital Territory and four each in Western Australia and South Australia.
A couple from Warrnambool on the south-western coast of Victoria said the news of their win was “mind-boggling!” Their winning System 8 entry, purchased from a local newsagency, will allow them to fulfill their dreams of travelling around Australia in a caravan. “We’ve been gearing up for this getaway for a long time,” said the winning man, adding that it felt “tremendous” to finally be in a position to take their extended trip away. “It’s just so hard to take in and realise how good things are going to be!”
A Richmond man in his thirties also has travel on his mind after winning a Division 1 prize – but he’s thinking further abroad. “First things first, I’ll help the family out,” he explained. “But then I would love to go to a big city like New York or Dubai!” Upon receiving the news that his winning online ticket had made him an instant millionaire, the man was so shocked that he claimed he couldn’t concentrate. “Oh my god!” he said. “That’s brilliant!”
A couple from Cranbourne also purchased their Division 1 winning ticket online, and said the amazing windfall would give them “the opportunity to have a much more pleasant retirement.” The winning man, who wishes to remain anonymous, said his wife had checked their numbers and realised they were new millionaires. “I practically had to peel her off the ceiling!” he joked. “My heart is still pounding! Bloody beauty!”
A syndicate of 10 members from Glenroy in Melbourne’s north will share the money won in Division 1 and other minor divisions, each taking home exactly $101,412.58 – which is nothing to sniff at! Their winning System 8 ticket was purchased from a local newsagency, whose owner wanted to “wish the winners all the best with their newfound riches!” He added that the win would “bring happiness far and wide.”
A Chadstone couple, who purchased their winning 12-game Quickpick from a local newsagency in Hallam, plan to use their winnings to clear their debts before taking a holiday to Japan and China. They were apparently “shocked” with the news of their win, saying they hadn’t celebrated at all because they were still in “complete disbelief!”
A lotto player from the small town of Stawell in the Grampians region wishes to remain completely anonymous after winning $1,000,000 with a 12-game Standard ticket, purchased from a local newsagency.
The final Victorian winner is located in Maribyrnong, where their winning ticket was purchased from a local newsagency. The winner has yet to get in contact with lottery officials to claim their Division 1 prize.
Further north in the border town of Jindera in New South Wales, a syndicate of friends were “over the moon” to find out they had won $1,000,000 between them. The syndicate leader said they had checked the winning numbers online and started getting excited after matching three out of six on their 50-game Quickpick. “Then I thought, hang on, we’ve got four, five, six of the winning numbers!” The leader said they weren’t sure what the other members would do with their share, but they “felt like Santa Claus telling everyone that we’d won!”
An anonymous lotto player from the Sydney suburb of Canley Heights was lucky enough to win multiple divisions in Saturday’s Superdraw, including Division 1, which brought them a prize worth $1,061,114.00 in total! The winner’s System 9 Quickpick was purchased from a local newsagency, whose owner said she was “just as excited as a winner would be” to have sold the winning ticket. She went on to say the win would be a “boost for the community.”
The final New South Wales winning ticket was purchased at a local newsagency in the inner-west suburb of Croydon Park. The winner has yet to contact lottery officials to claim their million dollar prize.
In the nation’s capital, a pair of retirees said their $1,000,000 windfall was “heaven sent!” Their winning System 8 ticket featured “random numbers” that the winning husband picked years ago and had been playing ever since. He explained how his wife checked their Saturday Lotto tickets every week and that he “didn’t believe her at first and said that she must be joking” when she told him they had won! The couple are unsure of what to do with the money, but the winning wife said they needed new curtains!
In the Sunshine State of Queensland, a woman from Logan said she was “still trying to get used to” the idea of being a millionaire. She said she had checked her 6-game Standard ticket on the night of the Superdraw but “didn’t register” that she’d won. After checking it again the next morning, it finally started to sink in. She plans to buy herself a home and help her children.
An anonymous lotto player from the Brisbane bayside suburb of Sandgate played a 12-game Standard ticket, purchased from a local newsagency, and won a million dollar prize. The newsagency’s owner said there had been a “real buzz” in the community following the news of the win and wished the winner “all the best for their future as a new millionaire!”
Lottery officials are still trying to contact the final Queensland winner, who purchased their ticket from a local newsagency in Morayfield, a suburb north of Brisbane. The lucky winner has a nice surprise worth $1,000,000 waiting for them.
Is there such a thing a “WA time”? There must be, because all four Division prize winners from Western Australia have yet to come forward and claim their prizes. The winning tickets were all purchased from local newsagencies in Cloverdale, Kardinya, Mullaloo and Thornlie.
Details have yet to emerge of South Australia’s four Division 1 winners.
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