03 January 2018, By Tatiana Colless
The 4 Winners of $40 Million Oz Lotto
3 min read
Tuesday 2nd of January became the best start to a new year possible for 4 lucky Australians. Each of them won Division 1 in the mega $40 million Oz Lotto jackpot.
The shared win means each winner will take home $10 million. That is certainly enough to change their new year – and their life!
Two of the winners were Oz Lotteries players. They purchased their tickets online and were contacted by Oz Lotteries Customer Support staff to let them know of their win!
Long term luck
A man in his 30s from the Wollongong region of NSW was in shock upon realising he had won in the $40 million Oz Lotto. The first person he told was his wife, claiming he said he needed to, “get his priorities right”. He has been playing lotto online with Oz Lotteries for over 8 years. He said he has “won a few small prizes but nothing like this!”. When asked if he had any special plans for his prize, he said, “Buy a house for my family. That’s about all I can think of at the moment, everything is a blur for now.”
New Year’s Dream
The second Oz Lotteries winner was a female in her 30s from the Fremantle area of Western Australia. The player has been playing online with Oz Lotteries for less than a month. Her winning ticket was an 18 game standard ticket purchased on New Year’s Eve. Oz Lotteries Customer Support team left phone messages with the winner and received an excited call back not long after. The winner only found out about her win while talking to our Customer Support team. She repeatedly asked, “Is this real?”. When asked if she had won a large prize before, or any other competition the player said: “No never ever!”.
The winner said her sister is staying with her at the moment for the holidays. She is now planning to ask her to stay longer and “hopefully help her buy a house”. The winner didn’t know what plans she had for herself. However, she did say, “I had plans to renovate my house this stage and that’s it, I can’t think of anything else”. She said she, “cannot believe what is happening. It’s unbelievable!”. No doubt now those renovation plans will be expanded. Maybe building a new house altogether! Our congratulations go to the winner and we wish her all the best of luck.
Could you be the mystery winner?
The third winner was a mystery winner from Loganholme, in Brisbane’s south. The player purchased a winning ticket in Draw 1246 from a local Tobacco station. They are yet to make contact with officials. Certainly if you purchased a ticket from there, make contact if you believe you may hold the winning numbers! There is a multi-millionaire in Brisbane today who may not know it yet.
Holiday of a lifetime
Finally, a lady on holidays woke to the news she had purchased the fourth division one winning ticket in the $40 million Oz Lotto! Her ticket also won division three seven times, bringing her total winnings to $10,026,020.70. When speaking with officials she said “Oh my god! I’m so happy! I’m crying but laughing too…”. When asked what the win means to her she said “It still hasn’t sunk in yet, not at all! Let me tell you! I’m going to help my family and do what I need to do, because we’ve been struggling.” When describing how her life will now change the winner said “You have made my year, my life and my dreams come true!” The regular player held a 2 game system 8 entry, purchased in the town of Wodonga, on the Victoria and NSW border. The winner confirmed “That’s the ticket I’ve been playing for years with my children. My kids and I and my husband. We all picked them together and we just keep putting them through!”