Wednesday 7 November, 2012 - An ACT family said they had a sleepless night after being contacted by a NSW Lotteries official informing them they won a share of more than $27.9 million in Oz Lotto’s $100 million draw!
The winning entry was purchased from Mollymook Beach Newsagency, 64A Ocean Street, Mollymook on the ACT family’s recent trip away to the NSW coast.
“It’s hard to know if you’re for real or if one of my family members put you up to this – they’d do that!” the winning man said in disbelief.
“I’ve come close to winning a division one prize before, but not quite close enough!” he exclaimed.
The winning man said this prize money would be truly life changing for him and his family.
“It will really mean a lot to us. What goes around comes around, I suppose.
“First of all we’ll pay off our mortgage then we’ll settle the kids’ mortgages. There are some other relatives we’d like to take care of too – they’ve been good to us. I’ll probably have a beer to celebrate.
“Tell you what, I’m glad I answered your phone call tonight. My wife’s just come in wondering who I’m talking to – I better go, I have to tell her we won!”
Four winning entries across four states shared in the jaw-dropping $100 million Oz Lotto jackpot, which was actually BOOSTED to a phenomenal $111,972,151.04 due to the number of entries purchased.
This resulted in each division one winning entry picking up a total of $27,993,037.76 in the draw.
Two of the winning entries were purchased in Victoria, one in New South Wales and one in Queensland.
More than eight million tickets in the draw were purchased nationally with approximately 400,000 tickets sold every hour at peak times throughout the day.