23 January 2018, By Mandy Paterson
January Jackpots Create Multiple Millionaires
3 min read
We have a lottery winner – or rather, winners!
Lucky Lotteries winner feels Super!
A young man from Sydney’s inner-western suburbs was left “shocked and speechless” after receiving a phone call at work. The call was to inform him that his Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot ticket had scored the entire $6.8m jackpot in the draw on the 15th of January!
“Are you serious? Wow, wow, wow!” he exclaimed. “You’ve made my day, you’ve made my life!”
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The winner told lottery officials that he was a regular lotto player. But only days earlier he was saying that he never won anything.
“It’s one of those things you hear about all the time – you hear people winning. But you don’t think you’ll ever win it. I don’t know how to respond to this!”
When asked what he planned to do with the life-changing prize money, the generous man said he fully intended to “help those who don’t have the money to help themselves.”
“I’m a big person for charity. I’m a very big animal lover so this is one of the things I like to support. I also like to support charities for homeless people.”
Oz Lotto Syndicate players up all night
Meanwhile, on the 9th of January, a Syndicate of three friends who share in a winning 3-game System 8 ticket are in high spirits after staying up all night. They are the sole winners of the $2,000,000 Oz Lotto jackpot.
The Syndicate leader told lottery officials that his wife had checked the winning Oz Lotto numbers just before bed. After hearing the results, he cried “that’s my bloody numbers!” After confirming that his ticket was indeed a winner, he and his friends were up celebrating the news until 4am.
The winner explained that the group had been playing the exact same numbers and games for the past 10 weeks. After making a pact to enter the Oz Lotto draw every week with a System 8 ticket that they purchased online. “One of us wanted to change the numbers last week because we hadn’t won. I said ‘hang on a bit’ and we won this week!”
The three friends are already semi-retired with big plans for their shared winnings. “We’re going to get a new home,” said the Syndicate leader. “My mate’s going to get a farm and my other mate will pay his home off. It’s all pretty good!”
“The Three Amigos… we’re riding off into the sunset with $2 million!”
Finally, a couple of self-proclaimed “grey nomads” took an entire week to realise they had won $10,000,000 in the Oz Lotto draw on the 2nd of January. They are busy travelling around Australia in their caravan and left the ticket unchecked in the glovebox.
“This is unbelievable!” said the winning husband. “We’re newly retired so there’s plenty of time to spend it!”
He explained how his strategy was to play his 5-game Standard ticket up to 10 draws in advance. Then he didn’t have to remember to put his lotto on while travelling around Australia. “I’ve been playing for years, they’re birthday numbers with others mixed in.”
The winner said that the $10,000,000 windfall would change things, but that the couple intended to keep travelling. “There will definitely be a caravan upgrade. We’ve been looking at getting a new one but couldn’t afford it. But first we’d better go home and put the groceries away!”
Also, there are three other Division 1 winners in the $40,000,000 Oz Lotto draw.
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