09 September 2015, By Mandy Paterson
New Beginnings For Superdraw Winners
6 min read
Twenty-eight Australians woke up to a brighter Father’s Day after winning Division 1 in the weekend’s $21 Million Superdraw. There were nine Superdraw winners in Victoria, eight in Western Australia, six in New South Wales, and five in Queensland, and each winning ticket carried a prize of $750,000 for the lucky ticket holders.
A father from Forest Hill in Melbourne’s east said he couldn’t wait to share the good news with children at their “special family dinner.” When contacted by lottery officials who confirmed he held one of twenty-eight winning tickets, the man said he was having a hard time believing it and had to try and calm himself down. He purchased his winning System 9 ticket from a local newsagency and said he plans to use his $750,000 to help out his children.
A young man in his twenties, who wishes to remain anonymous, was celebrating his $750,000 win by planning a big holiday to Europe “for the very first time!” The man, who lives in the Melbourne suburb of Clayton, said he planned to invest the majority of his winnings in property, “as the market is quite strong at the moment “. His winning 12-game Quickpick was purchased online and brought him one of twenty-eight Division 1 prizes.
A male lotto player who bought his winning 50-game Quickpick from a local newsagency in Preston had a sleepless night after realising he was one of twenty-eight Division 1 winners and $750,000 richer. He said he planned to “find his feet” before making any big life changes, but that investing was on the cards. His mother was the only person he told, and he told lottery officials he was going to shout the two of them an overseas trip to celebrate.
A syndicate of ten located in and around Richmond shared in a total of $779,916 after winning Division 1 and a host of minor division prizes. Each member took home a share worth $77,991.60 and were reportedly “very excited” to find out they had received a nice chunk of money. The newsagent said the syndicate had been playing together for a long time and he was “so happy” for their good fortune.
Another syndicate of ten, this time from Highett and surrounding areas, also bagged a Division 1 prize and other divisional prizes. The total prize value came to $755,157.30, meaning that each member won $75,515 from the group’s syndicate ticket. The owner of the newsagency said he had been setting up this particular syndicate with the same numbers for the last ten to fifteen years, and that he was looking forward to sharing the good news with his customers.
A lotto player from Trafalgar, a town in West Gippsland, purchased their Division 1 winning ticket from a local newsagency and won $750,000. The lucky winner, who wishes to remain completely anonymous, has already come forward to claim their life-changing prize.
Three mystery lotto players have yet to come forward and claim the final three Division 1 prizes in Victoria. The winning tickets were purchased from local newsagencies in Moonee Ponds, Traralgon, and Wantirna South, and lottery officials are encouraging players in these areas to check their tickets and get in contact if they match all 6 winning numbers.
On the other side of the country, Western Australia continued its phenomenal winning streak with another eight Division 1 winners, bringing the state’s total this year to over 60. The winning tickets were purchased from local newsagencies in Perth and regional Western Australia. The Perth winners hailed from Morley, Gosnells, Cloverdale, and Kardinya, while regional winners were located in Corrigin, Geraldton, Albany, and South Hedland. As of the time of writing, no prizes have been claimed yet – but we expect the winners to come forward soon to grab their share worth $750,000!
Back on the east coast, a man in his sixties said his $750,000 win would bring him an early retirement. His winning 50-game Quickpick was purchased from a local newsagency in Casula, in Sydney’s south-west, but the man was unaware of the win until lottery officials contacted him with the good news. “I’m going to walk in to see the boss and tell him I’m quitting!” said the man. He planned to pay off his mortgage and other debts before buying a classic car.
A Sydney man, who wishes to remain anonymous, had a “very enjoyable” Father’s Day after realising he had won $750,000. His Division 1 winning ticket was purchased from a local newsagency. The man said he spent Sunday night celebrating with family and friends.
Another anonymous lotto player, who purchased their Division 1 winning ticket online, found themselves $750,000 richer on Sunday morning. They have made themselves known to lottery officials and have claimed their prize.
Three mystery lotto players have a nice surprise waiting for them once they check their tickets. The Division 1 winning tickets, which each have a $750,000 prize attached, were purchased from local newsagencies in the Sydney suburbs of Hornsby and Baulkham Hills, and the Newcastle suburb of Edgeworth. Lottery officials are urging players in these areas to come forward if they have the winning tickets.
Further north in the sunshine state, a Mackay man was speechless after lottery officials contacted him with news of his $750,000 win. He handed the phone to his wife, who wondered why he was “sitting there in tears.” She was shocked to hear that their 12-game Standard ticket had won Division 1. “We just don’t win things,” she said. “I can’t even win an argument!” She added that she was unsure what they would do with the prize money.
A man from the northern Brisbane suburb of Aspley was stunned to walk into his local newsagency with a few old lotto tickets and walk out with $750,000! He was excited to break the news to his dad on Father’s Day, and added that the old man simply shook his hand when he found out. The man said he was happy to go to work on Monday but that it was “hard to concentrate”. He plans to pay off some debts and renovate his home.
A lotto player from Strathpine in the Pine Rivers area has come forward to claim their $750,000 prize. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased their Division 1 winning 24-game Quickpick from a local newsagency. The shop owner said they were “so excited” and that the winner was “no doubt have a great week!”
A couple located in the Darling Downs town of Warwick joked that they would “never be able to top this Father’s Day” after winning $750,000. They won a Division 1 prize with a 24-game Quickpick which was purchased from a local newsagency, and said they were still “overwhelmed” with their “life-changing” win. The couple said they “feel so blessed” and that paying of their mortgage was the first priority.
Finally, a lotto player from Currumbin Valley on the Gold Coast has claimed their $750,000 Division 1 prize but wishes to remain anonymous. The winning ticket was purchased from a local newsagency, who said that the community was “so excited” by news of a big winner in their midst.
Each of these winners was just an ordinary Australian last week, but have had their lives turned upside down by becoming millionaires.
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