South Australian six share in $1 million Monday!

Six Monday Lotto players are starting the week with an extra spring in their step after their syndicate entry in last night’s draw won a $1 million division one prize.

In addition to the first division win of a cool $1 million, the store syndicate also won other divisional prizes – and doubled their wins in divisions 2 and 3 – thanks to winning on Double Dollars Day!

Their mixed standard and systems entry (which included a System 5 game, two System 7 games and a System 8 game, topped up with a 12-game QuickPick), won a total prize worth $1,068,140.30 or $178,023.39 per share!

The division one winning syndicate was set up and sold by Bay Newsagency & Card Centre, 122 Jetty Road in Glenelg, South Australia.

Maple Tong is the owner of Bay Newsagency & Card Centre and admitted she had a sleepless night after discovering she’d sold division one.

“It’s just so exciting!” Ms Tong exclaimed.

“One of my regular customers phoned me up last night after the draw and asked me if it was true, if they’d really just won a share in division one! I quickly looked up the results and sure enough, we’d done it!

“That customer had already cracked a bottle of champagne to celebrate. All of the winners are regular customers and some are local to the area and I couldn’t be happier for them!

“In fact I couldn’t get to sleep until about 3am last night and I got up early this morning as well – I’m wide awake with excitement!”

Ms Tong said she has owned the business for five years and this was the first time she has sold a division one winning entry.

“I set up this syndicate especially for Double Dollars Day so that any prizes in divisions 2 to 6 would be doubled for my customers. But I never expected it would win division one!” Ms Tong exclaimed.

Throughout Australia, there were two entries that won a first division prize in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3580, which offers a guaranteed division one prize of $1 million for up to four winners in each draw. Along with the division one winning store syndicate in South Australia, the other winning entry was purchased in New South Wales.

The winning numbers in Monday Lotto draw 3580 on Monday 8 August 2016 were 39, 29, 25, 2, 4 and 38. The supplementary numbers were 6 and 37.