Sunday 1 July, 2012 - The new financial year will start with good news for the 24 Australians who shared the $30 million division one prize pool in last night’s Saturday Lotto mid-year Megadraw. Each winner scored $1.25 million with six of the winning tickets sold in NSW.
Five of the six NSW winning tickets are unregistered, one of the winning tickets was registered to a NSW Lotteries Players Club member.
The NSW winning tickets were sold from the Sydney CBD, Tumut, Hammondville, Neutral Bay, Rhodes and Broadway.
A Players Club member who purchased his $1.25 million winning ticket from Connaught Sydney Newsagency at 189 Liverpool Street, Sydney, learned of his windfall by telephone this morning.
The winner, who was unaware of his good fortune until receiving a phone call from a NSW Lotteries official, was delighted to receive such good news.
“I’m surprised, delighted and very grateful,” the winner said.
Saturday Lotto players in the Tumut region are advised to check their tickets as soon as possible as someone in the area has won a $1.25 million division one prize.
The unregistered winning ticket was sold from Tumut Newsagency at 78 Wynyard Street, Tumut.
Ms Lorraine Sutton from Tumut Newsagency said they have been so busy selling Saturday Lotto $30 million mid-year Megadraw tickets, that there is no telling who the lucky winner could be.
“We are just over the moon to have sold a winning ticket worth $1.25 million. Everyone is already taking about it and bringing their tickets in to us for checking,” Ms Sutton said.
“We have been busy selling tickets over the last few days, there was a big rush on Saturday with people queuing out the door waiting to buy a ticket in the big $30 million Megadraw so there is no telling who the winner could be,” Ms Sutton added.
As the winner who purchased their winning ticket in the Sydney suburb of Hammondville did not register their entry to a NSW Lotteries Players Club card, NSW Lotteries officials have no way of contacting the lucky winner.
Saturday Lotto $30 million mid-year Megadraw players who purchased their tickets from IGA Hammondville, 48 Walder Road, Hammondville are encourage to check their entries as soon as possible, there is a $1.25 million surprise in store for one lucky winner.
Did you purchase your unregistered Saturday Lotto $30 million winning ticket from Neutral Bay Newsagency at 6 Young Street, Neutral Bay?
If the answer is yes, the ticket you are holding could be worth $1.25 million after a ticket sold from Neutral Bay Newsagency was one of 24 winning tickets in the Saturday Lotto $30 million mid-year Megadraw.
Ticket holders are encouraged to bring their tickets to a NSW Lotteries outlet for checking as soon as possible.
No stranger to selling winning tickets, Rhodes Waterside Newsagency has struck gold again selling a $1.25 million division one winning ticket in Saturday Lotto’s $30 million mid-year Megadraw.
As the winning ticket is not registered to a NSW Lotteries Players Club card, there is no way of telling who the winner could be.
Players who purchased their Saturday Lotto $30 million mid-year Megadraw ticket from Rhodes Waterside Newsagency at Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre are encouraged to check their Saturday Lotto numbers to see if they are holding the $1.25 million winning ticket.
Broadway Shopping Centre shoppers are advised to check their Saturday Lotto $30 million mid-year Megadraw after a $1.25 million division one winning ticket was sold from Broadway Newsagency.
NSW Lotteries spokesperson, Una O’Neill said that in NSW five of the six $1.25 million division one winning tickets are unregistered meaning that there are five new millionaires in the State who are more than likely unaware of their good fortune!
“If you purchased an unregistered Saturday Lotto $30 million mid-year Megadraw ticket from Tumut, Hammondville, Neutral Bay, Rhodes or Broadway it would be a good idea to check your ticket as soon as possible.
“If you suspect that you may have won one of the $1.25 million prizes it is important to secure your ticket and contact NSW Lotteries to claim your prize,” Ms O’Neill said.
“At this time of year many people are looking forward to perhaps getting some tax back, but for six lucky NSW winners, their potential tax return pales in comparison to a $1.25 million division one win.
“When buying lottery tickets it is always a good idea to register your purchases to your NSW Lotteries Players Club card, not only will you ensure that you never miss out on a prize, you will also be contacted directly with news of a division one win,” Ms O’Neill added.
Throughout Australia 24 winners shared the $30 million division one prize pool in last night’s Saturday Lotto mid-year Megadraw. Nine winning tickets were sold in Victoria, six in NSW, 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.