Double delight: Two Hunter region residents land lush Lotto luck!

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In a stroke of stunning serendipity, two fortunate residents from the Hunter region are revelling in a massive windfall of $800,000 each. This brings the total number of division one winning entries in the Hunter and Central Coast region to 20 so far in 2023, who together, have pocketed more than $38.07 million in prize money.

The New South Wales duo each held one of the five division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 4307, drawn on Wednesday 26 July 2023, thereby taking home a whopping $800,000.

The jubilant woman from Mount Hutton, who purchased her winning marked System 8 entry at Nextra Mt Hutton in Lake Macquarie Square, revealed that she had used her late mother’s cherished lottery numbers.

“This morning, I was laughing and crying at the same time!” she confessed. “At first, I thought I’d won $805, which seemed quite satisfactory. But then I realised there were more zeros at the end!”

The woman, full of emotion, shared how she’s been playing these specific numbers in the past six months, keeping her mother’s legacy alive. With retirement now a possibility and a grand family holiday on the horizon, she couldn’t be happier.

Nextra Mt Hutton’s manager, Amanda Gribble, was overjoyed at her store’s division one win and celebrated with balloons to share the excitement with the customers.

Meanwhile, a young man from Port Stephens was blindsided by an $800,000 win during his workday. His winning 50-game entry was purchased online at thelott.com, the official home of Australia’s lotteries. “I’m sweating and shaking! This is the best birthday present ever,” he exclaimed.

He’s got his eyes set on buying his first home, without the burden of a mortgage, thanks to this windfall. “You’ve made my day!” he exclaimed.

Across Australia, there were five division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 4307—two in New South Wales and one each in Queensland, Victoria and South Australia. The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 237 so far in 2023, including 77 won by NSW Lotteries customers.

More chances to win big are on the horizon, with Tuesday’s Oz Lotto offering $10 million, and tonight’s Powerball brandishing a breathtaking $60 million. The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot prize stands at $6.28 million for draw 1619, while the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now at $3.36 million for draw 10786.

The Lott, the official home of Australia’s lotteries, has been creating everyday winners and fulfilling dreams. In 2022, over 135.3 million winners took home more than $4.14 billion in prize money across various games, making life a lot more exciting.

Further, last fiscal year, Australia’s official lotteries contributed over $1.6 billion via state lottery taxes and donations to bolster community initiatives, including hospitals, health research, disaster relief and education.

So, grab your lucky numbers and head to any licensed lottery outlet, or visit thelott.com or The Lott mobile app to try your luck. The next millionaire could be you!


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