18 August 2016, By Mandy Paterson
Get Ready For $40 Million Oz Lotto
2 min read
Oz Lotto is heating up again with a highly anticipated jackpot this Tuesday! Just imagine what you could do with that kind of money… you could see all the wonders of the world or create your own perfect little world at home with your family – the possibilities are endless.
One of the best things to do to hype yourself up is to see what past winners have done with their $40,000,000 prizes. There have already been two $40,000,000 Oz Lotto winners in 2016 – and you could be the third!
The newest multi-millionaires, a couple from the South Gippsland town of Leongatha, was absolutely stunned to find they were the sole winners of the $40,000,000 Oz Lotto jackpot in May this year. It took them three days after the draw to notice that their 36-game Quickpick had matched all 7 winning numbers, and the entire country was in a frenzy waiting for them to come forward and claim their prize!
“It’s a big, big shock!” the winning wife told lottery officials. “It’s incredible! Someone told us to check our ticket and it turned out that it was us all along – we thought we better let you know to stop looking.”
The couple went on to say that the good fortune would be shared amongst their close-knit farming community.
“It’s always been our plan that if we won the lottery, even $1 million, that we would share the money with the Leongatha community and many other good causes – and now that plan has just grown a lot bigger.”
“Giving some back is what it’s all about; we fully believe in that,” explained the winners. “This windfall is more than enough to look after our family and we’re not greedy, so all we’ve been thinking about is how else we can help. I don’t even think we’ve made any plans for ourselves yet!
“The biggest change for us after winning will be being able to retire and not being under the clock. It’s amazing what you can do with more time to enjoy the things you love.”
The good-hearted sentiment was shared by 2016’s other $40,000,000 Oz Lotto winners, a family from the other side of the country in Harvey, Western Australia. The winning father said that he was “crying, shaking, and bawling [his] eyes out” after realising their ticket had scooped the entire jackpot. The family had recently been through hard times in the little farming town 140km south of Perth.
“It will change our lives for the better but it certainly won’t change us,” he said at the time. “I’ve always wanted to secure a future for my children and take my wife shopping for a home we can actually call our own for the first time. Now we can do all that.”
He explained how they had been working overtime for the past 10 years in order to provide for their family, and that the life-changing windfall would take the pressure off, but that they planned to keep working for the foreseeable future.
“We are looking forward to a few extras,” he said happily.
Are you feeling inspired yet? You could be Australia’s next multi-millionaire, but you have to be in it to win it! You can get your official Oz Lotto tickets online.