23 September 2015, By Mandy Paterson
Online Lotto Tickets Create New Millionaires
2 min read
Recently there have been some exciting wins by online lotto players. Here are their stories!
Most recently, a man from Victoria became Australia’s newest millionaire when his online System 7 ticket landed a Division 1 prize in the weekend’s $4,000,000 Saturday Lotto draw. The lucky winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, told lottery officials that he purchased his ticket online “on a whim”.
“It’s such an unexpected windfall,” he said when asked what he would do with his $1,049,345.75 prize. “I’ll definitely think things through properly and consider all my options.”
In April this year, an Oz Lotteries member from the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales was the sole winner of the $30 Million Powerball mega jackpot. She just couldn’t believe her ears when she realised she’d won.
“I was in total shock, and still am,” she told Oz Lotteries.
Her winning Super Combo Powerhit System 7, purchased on her mobile from OzLotteries.com, brought her a total of $30,522,908.50 in prize money from multiple divisions. After checking her email inbox to find a message from Oz Lotteries notifying her of the Division 1 win, the woman “screamed” to her husband that they might have won lotto.
“He thought it was spam mail… or a technical glitch… and everyone got a message saying they had won!” However it all became real once she received a confirmation phone call from the Customer Support team, and she was able to share the amazing news with her husband and mother.
The Powerball winner said she often had good luck, but wondered why she had been so lucky when others had not. “I always seem to win a door prize when I go to an event, but this was no door prize,” she said of her amazing windfall. “I feel blessed.”
The Oz Lotteries online winning streak goes back to 2014, when one lucky family from Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory became $1,500,000 richer in last November’s $21 Million Superdraw. This is the moment life as they knew it changed forever!
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, learned about her Division 1 win when her husband checked their Oz Lotteries account after the draw.
“He started jumping up and down and yelling: “Oh my god, oh my god, we won!” I thought he was joking. It took quite a while for me to realise it was real. I was in absolute shock!” the overwhelmed winner said.
“We’re building a new family house, and just last week we ran out of funds. We thought we couldn’t afford to finish it.”
The couple also said they would buy a new car and a few nursery items for their brand new baby.
“I am so thankful to god for this win! It couldn’t have come at a better time,” the new mother and millionaire added.
Could you be Australia’s next millionaire? Buy your lotto tickets online now.