If you are a fan of lotteries, you are going to love Australia. Any lottery enthusiast can have the time of their life playing the lottery in the country because it offers you a game every single day of the week. The best part about these games is that they don’t have impossible odds that you may not be able to overcome. The odds are competitive, but reasonable and the games have simple rules and amazing prizes, which make them the perfect choice for a lottery player. Over the years, many people have walked away with big sums of money in one of the lottery games. Some players won for the first time whereas there have also been two-time winners.
On the 15th of January, a young man hailing from the inner-western suburbs of Sydney received a call at work that left his speechless and shocked. Why? This was because the single call changed his life by informing him that he was the winner of the sole Super Jackpot worth $6.8 million. He couldn’t believe it at all because he knew that it would change the course of his life. The man disclosed to the lottery officials that he played the lottery regularly, but had recently been thinking that he never won anything.
He said it felt like the things that you hear about such as other people winning a prize in the lottery. When you play, you never think you will win, but since he had, he couldn’t really figure out how to respond to it. He had bought his Super Jackpot ticket online. When asked about his plans for the life-changing sum, the man had very generous ideas about what to do. He said he wanted to help others, which meant that he would be making charitable donations. He also said that he was an animal lover so he was going to support those charities as well as those for homeless people.
One of the best ways for improving the odds of winning the lotto is buying as many tickets as possible. Since this can cost, people join syndicates in which a bunch of people contribute money to buy as many tickets as possible. But, does it work? It worked for the January 9th draw when a group of three friends who had formed a syndicate bought a 3-game System 8 ticket. They turned out to be winners of the Oz Lotto jackpot that was a total sum of $2,000,000.
The leader of the syndicate told the lottery officials that his wife was the one who checked his Oz Lotto ticket numbers before they went to bed. When he heard the numbers, he exclaimed that they were the ones he had chosen for his ticket. Once he had confirmed that his ticket was a winner, he and his other two friends spent the entire night celebrating and continued to do so until 4 am. The group leader revealed that he and his friends had chosen the numbers and were playing the same ones consistently for 10 weeks.
The friends had made a pact to participate in the Oz Lotto draw every single week with a System 8 ticket that they would buy online. He also disclosed that one of the members had wanted to change numbers the week before because they were not winning, but he was the one who had asked them to wait for a while and it turned out to be a great decision since they won. The three syndicate members were already semi-retired and already had plenty of plans for their share of winnings. The syndicate leader said that he was going to buy a new home, his friend was getting a new farm and the third was going to pay of his mortgage.
He said that the three friends were going to ride into the sunset with $2 million. In another Oz Lotto draw held on January 2nd, a couple of ‘grey nomads’ won a sum of $10,000,000. However, the self-proclaimed nomads didn’t realize they had won for a week. This is because they had been traveling around the country in their caravan whereas the ticket had been left behind in their glovebox unchecked. The winning husband was extremely pleased with his winnings as he said it would be come in handy because they had retired recently.
He explained that it was his usual strategy to buy a 5-game Standard ticket in advance for about 10 draws. This way, he didn’t have to worry about buying his lottery ticket when he was traveling around the country. The man also said that he had been playing the lottery for years and the numbers he played were a couple of birthdays with some other numbers mixed in. The winner said that earning a prize as big as $10,000,000 was going to change things, but the couple didn’t plan to give up on their traveling habit.
He said that they were definitely going to upgrade their caravan. He said that they had been looking at new caravans, but didn’t have the money to afford it. Another family man got the good news of winning $12.1 million in the Australian Powerball when traveling to Wanaka for celebrate his birthday. The anonymous winner said that he was thinking about not going, but a friend convinced him to have a special weekend. He was going to have a quiet night with his friends and had gone out to buy a lamb and salad for dinner.
He had seen a queue at the Lotto counter and decided to purchase a ticket. He had to wait as there was a bit of a line, but his patience paid off. They discovered the same evening that the winning Powerball ticket was from Wanaka and he checked his ticket to find that he had the lucky one, which was nothing less than a shock. They had to keep the ticket safe on their journey back and said that they were going to enjoy the prize as a family.