“I think I know what you’re calling about,” the man admitted when he answered the phone to Oz Lottery officials last night.
The $80 million Oz Lotto jackpot has been won by two division one winning entries from Queensland, who each take home a prize of $40 million.
The two division one winners were the only division one winners nationally in Oz Lotto draw 1323 drawn Tuesday 25 June 2019.
One winner bought his entry at NewsXpress in the Robina Town Centre on the Gold Coast.
The division one winners were a mum from Ipswich, who bought her entry online at The Lott – Australia’s official lotteries, and a man from the Sunshine Coast.
He bought his entry at NewsXpress Robina Town Centre on the Gold Coast.
Both winners preferred to stay anonymous.
In addition to the two division one winners, a total of 1,443,114 prizes worth more than $32.92 million were won in divisions two to seven.
9 News interviewed NewsXpress Robina Town Centre owner Karen Randall after the win.
Ipswich mum declares $40 million prize ‘weird’
The Ipswich mum laughed with absolute disbelief after hearing confirmation she is now $40 million richer from scoring division one in last night’s Oz Lotto draw.
Sharing her joy with the lottery last night, the down-to-earth winner revealed even though she’d checked her ticket straight after the draw, she hadn’t realised she was a multi-millionaire.
“No way! No way! That can’t be true! It must be a mistake!” she laughed with glee.
“I logged onto the app and saw that I had all the numbers and thought I’d must have won something. I was thinking I would have won a couple of thousand.
“I just kept thinking ‘That can’t be real. That must be a mistake!’.
The winner purchased her 6-game QuickPick entry online at thelott.com.
“It’s just so weird to think I am a multi-millionaire!”
When asked how she planned to enjoy her new-found multi-millionaire status, the thrilled woman confessed it would be life as usual tomorrow.
“I don’t think much will change. Tomorrow will just be the same old thing. I’ve still got to do the school drop off,” she giggled.
“I just don’t know. I just can’t think.”
Oz Lotto balls are checked and weighed by Trade Measurement Officer Rolf Grubwinkler as part of the draw procedure.
“I never thought I’d win the lottery! Oh my god, I can’t believe this. I just can’t. It’s very surreal.”
“We’ve always wanted to go on a family holiday to Canada so we’ll do that. We’ll do everything! It will be absolutely life-changing!”
The happy woman also confessed she was expecting a sleepless night ahead.
The Lott spokeswoman Bronwyn Spencer said the Lottery had already contacted the winners who were waiting by their phones for the confirmation call. PHOTO: The Lott
“I don’t think I’ll be getting any sleep!” she declared.
“We’ll probably do something to celebrate tonight. Might have a couple of drinks. We are all just so excited!”
The happy woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her 6-game QuickPick entry online at The Lott.
Sunshine Coast’s $40 million winner ready to ride to Italian Grand Prix
A Sunshine Coast man admits he’s also unlikely to get a wink of sleep tonight after the confirmation he is now $40 million richer from scoring the second division one prize in last night’s Oz Lotto draw.
As well as winning the coveted division one prize, the winner’s System-8 QuickPick entry also won division three seven times, bolstering his total prize to $40,028,726.60.
When The Lott phoned the winner, the call was answered after only two rings.
“I think I know what you’re calling about,” the man admitted when he answered the phone.
“It’s just fantastic! That’s very exciting,” he said.
“I was watching YouTube and thought I should check my entry. I couldn’t believe it. I just couldn’t believe it.
“I’m shocked to be honest. But extremely excited and grateful.”
The regular player shared he was completely overwhelmed by the life-changing news.
“It’s just crazy. I’m just super grateful. It’s really nice to receive this call,” he said.
“It’s going to change my life a fair bit. I’ll think about it for a day or so, but the first thing I want to do is get a little house and upgrade the car. Probably do something like that – I might even buy a big house!
“I don’t know how much sleep I will get tonight! I’m just so shocked to be honest.
Despite being overwhelmed by the multi-million-dollar news, the thrilled winner admitted he planned to use the windfall to realise a long-held dream.
“I’ve always wanted to go to the Italian Grand Prix!” he confessed.
“It’s in September and by the looks of things I’ll be able to do that now. I’ll definitely be able to do that in style!”
As well as realising his dream of attending the Grand Prix, the winner also revealed the windfall would help him realise his dream of following his passion.
“I’ll keep working but I think I’ll have a change of career and do something I am passionate about.”
The happy man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his System 8 QuickPick entry at NewsXpress in the Robina Town Centre.
9 News interviewed NewsXpress Robina Town Centre owner Karen Randall after the win. PHOTO: 9 News
NewsXpress Robina Town Centre owner Karen Randall couldn’t contain her excitement this evening at selling a major division one winning entry.
“I am shocked, stunned and thrilled! The staff are going to go nuts when they hear,” she said.
9 News interviewed NewsXpress Robina Town Centre owner Karen Randall after the win, but she couldn’t tell them who the winner was. PHOTO: 9 News
“We wish him all the best with his prize and hope he enjoys it.”
“We have sold division one winning tickets in the past but it’s been a long time between drinks and we’ve never had a prize this big.”
“We are so rapt that we are now on the map for selling such a huge division one prize!”