Wednesday 18 December 2013 - A syndicate of friends is celebrating tonight after their entry scooped the entire Oz Lotto first division prize pool of $70 million in last night’s draw!
The holder of the record breaking $70 million unregistered ticket came forward this afternoon to claim the prize on behalf of the group of female friends.
“I checked the ticket this morning and when I realised we’d won I just sat there shaking like a leaf!” the syndicate leader exclaimed.
“We regularly meet up for lunch and after we pay the bill, there’s always a couple of dollars left over.
“I told everyone on the last occasion to throw in some loose change and I’ll buy a lotto ticket in a big draw before Christmas.
“Yesterday I saw Oz Lotto had jackpotted to $70 million so purchased a QuickPick entry.”
The winner said she’s not too sure what everyone will do with their equal share of the $70 million division one prize.
“My husband told me he wanted to buy a race horse but I said it’s not your prize!” she jokingly added.
The record breaking $70 million winning 12-game QuickPick was purchased at Golden News and Casket Kiosk, Runaway Bay Shopping Village, 10 – 12 Lae Drive in Runaway Bay.
Golden News and Casket Kiosk owner Pam Goldsmith was ecstatic to discover her store had sold the largest single lotto winning ticket in Australia's history.
“I kept saying to customers this week, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice if we sold the winning ticket,’ never thinking we would,” she said.
The seven winning numbers we all wish we had in Oz Lotto’s $70 million draw 1035 on 17 December 2013 were 26, 24, 20, 17, 34, 39 and 36, with the supplementary numbers 22 and 23.
Lotto players still have an opportunity to win big this week with a $40 million Powerball jackpot this Thursday, 19 December 2013.