Monday 23 December, 2013 - Imagine discovering just days before Christmas that you were a multi-millionaire!
That’s what happened to a New South Wales couple who won the Lucky Lotteries $2 Jackpot prize of more than $7 million.
The winning ticket was purchased in the township of Toronto and won the jackpot prize of $7,010,000 in Lucky Lotteries $2 Jackpot draw 9868 on Tuesday 17 December 2013.
“This is excellent! Seventeen has always been our lucky number,” the winning man exclaimed.
“It couldn’t have come at a better time for us. We even popped a bottle of champagne after we found out.”
The winners, who wish to remain anonymous, were unaware they were more than $7 million richer for several days as NSW Lotteries was unable to get in contact with them to confirm the news of their life changing win.
“For nearly a week we thought we were poor!” the winner laughed.
“We don’t know what we’ll do with the winnings but we’ll definitely help our family.”
The winning Lucky Lotteries $2 Jackpot ticket in draw 9868 was purchased at Toronto Newsagency, 66 The Boulevard in Toronto.
Unlike lotto style games where the top prize is often shared between winners, Lucky Lotteries is a draw lottery where the jackpot winner takes the lot. This means the jackpot prize can only be won by a unique Lucky Lotteries $2 Jackpot ticket number.
The jackpot prize in the Lucky Lotteries $2 game is won when the selected jackpot ticket number has already won a cash prize in the same draw.