In case you missed it: Big wins bring a burst of emotions for lottery players
The end of June was a whirlwind week of emotions for some major lottery winners – from sleepless nights, feeling wound-up at work, and not surprisingly tears of joy.
Here’s some of our favourite stories.
Powerball transforms Townsville residents into multi-millionaires
Ten players from Townsville in North Queensland became multi-millionaires on Thursday night after their store syndicate scored the $60 million Powerball jackpot!
Each syndicate member receives an incredible share worth $6 million.
One winner told us that the win ruined their good night’s sleep, another declared they’d be retiring sooner than they ever dreamed, while one couple thought the win was a prank!
“Are you fair dinkum?” they questioned.
“Honestly? Honesty? I think someone must be pulling my leg!”
Seven division one winners in ‘seventh heaven’
Saturday Lotto’s draw went down a treat for seven players who scored a sweet share of the division one prize, each taking home $829,511.77 each.
One of the winners was a Cessnock woman who spent her night tossing and turning over her life-changing news.
“I saw on Facebook that my local newsagent had sold a division one winning entry, so I thought I’d better check my ticket!" she explained.
“I haven’t been able to sleep since I scanned my ticket; my poor son had to pick me up off the floor.”
Hackham man’s pub feed turned into a meal to remember
A South Australian bloke played a game of Keno while enjoying a meal with friends and almost missed out on his $50,000 win – forgetting he had a ticket!
The man praised a friend who encouraged him to check his ticket.
“I probably wouldn’t have even checked my ticket, but then a friend called me and said someone had won the Spot 8 prize. I just had a feeling I’d won the prize.” he said.
Winning workday for young McLaren Vale tradie
Another hard-working South Australian man, had no idea he’d finish his workday as a multi-millionaire after he won the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot jackpot prize.
The young father was completely oblivious to his $6.7 million win until we called to share the incredible news.
“You are kidding me!” he laughed.
“This isn’t a wind up, is it? This is huge!
“We can finally buy ourselves a home and travel lots. The rest we will save for the future and for our kids!”
A pick-me-up for Landsborough mum in lockdown
A Sunshine Coast woman burst into tears upon hearing the news she scored the $100,000 1st Prize in the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw.
The Queenslander told us the exciting win came at the perfect time.
“It’s the start of the school holidays and obviously the beginning of lockdown, so this is a very nice surprise,” she shared.
Don’t forget you can read all our wonderful winner’s stories here. We hope to hear your story soon!