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Australia Saturday Lotto Megadraw Returns for a New Year’s Eve Blowout

Australia Saturday Lotto Megadraw Returns for a New Year’s Eve Blowout

Last Updated: Thursday, 29 December 2016, 14:24pm

Looking to add a little extra spark to your New Year’s Eve? Then you might want to grab yourself a ticket for the Saturday Lotto Megadraw!

Next U.S. Powerball Jackpot
$287 Million*
    *Jackpot converted to AUD and rounded to the nearest million.

    They don’t come along too often, but when Megadraws hit, they generate a great deal of buzz. Guaranteeing a jackpot of gargantuan proportions regardless of whether there was a top prize winner in the previous draw, Megadraws seek to spice things up for Saturday Lotto players — and this weekend’s AU$31 million jackpot has already done just that.

    In the past, Saturday Lotto Megadraws have had a big impact on the lottery-playing community and changed dozens of lives forever. January 2015’s Megadraw, for example, resulted in 11 players picking up AU$2.7 million apiece, and the Megadraw held in mid-2014 saw 17 ticket-holders made millionaires overnight. And the best thing about Saturday Lotto’s big event is that players don’t have to do anything out of the ordinary to take part: simply by purchasing a ticket for the Saturday, 31 December Saturday Lotto draw, players put themselves in the running for the special, $31 million jackpot. If a winner isn’t found on the night, the super sum doesn’t simply disappear, either — it’s possible for it to jackpot to the next draw, so the Lotto excitement can continue for even longer.

    Lotterywest spokeswoman, Pina Compagnone, is expecting a surge of interest, especially with the Powerball jackpot climbing to $55 million. "During our busiest hour around 425 tickets will be purchased each minute,” said Compagnone. “We encourage players to get their tickets early to avoid the afternoon rush."

    Tickets for this Saturday’s Megadraw are on sale now, both online and off, with physical ticket sales closing at 7pm on New Year’s Eve. Be sure to keep a close eye on our Results page for the winning numbers as they happen. In the meantime, visit the Megadraws page to learn more about this exciting event. Good luck!

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