Rhodes winners claim $1.25 million share of Saturday Lotto's $30 million Mid-Year Megadraw

Sunday 1 July, 2012 - The leader of a syndicate of three IT colleagues who purchased their $1.25 million division one winning ticket in Saturday Lotto’s $30 million mid-year Megadraw from Rhodes contacted NSW Lotteries late this morning to confirm the win.

The syndicate leader, a 57 year-old Sydney woman said that she was watching the draw last night and immediately realised that they had won a big prize.

“I was watching the draw and checking the numbers off one by one when I realised we had all six winning numbers,” the winner told a NSW Lotteries official this morning.

“I called my neighbour who checked the numbers and dividends on the internet for me as well. It was very exciting.

“The syndicate of three is made up of me, another woman and one man. We buy tickets together occasionally when there is a big draw.

“I am just so excited and relieved. Money has been tight for me and I have been living from pay cheque to pay cheque. Being able to pay off my mortgage and not worry about increasing bills will change my life,” the delighted syndicate leader said.

“Last night my friend said this is karma, something good has come my way,” the winner added.

The syndicate of three work friends won a $1.25 million share in the $30 million Saturday Lotto division one prize pool with a Jumbo QuickPick ticket which cost just $23.60.

The winning ticket was purchased from Rhodes Waterside Newsagency at Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre.

Of the 24 winning tickets that shared Saturday Lotto’s $30 million mid-year Megadraw division one prize pool six winning tickets were sold in NSW. In NSW one winning ticket was registered and five unregistered. The registered winning ticket was purchased in Sydney’s CBD.

NSW Lotteries are looking for four more unregistered $1.25 million division one winners. If you purchased your ticket from, Hammondville, Broadway, Neutral Bay or Tumut, you could be the owner of a $1.25 million winning ticket.

Along with the six winning NSW tickets, nine winning tickets were sold in Victoria, four in South Australia, three in Queensland and two in Western Australia.

The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto, draw 3229, were 40, 37, 30, 33, 32 and 8 with the supplementary numbers 14 and 34.