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Australian Lottery Fans Celebrate Week of Big Wins

Australian Lottery Fans Celebrate Week of Big Wins

Last Updated: Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 11:45am

The last full week of May did not disappoint as lottery fans from across the country enjoyed top prize success in Wednesday Lotto, Set For Life, Powerball and Saturday Lotto, as well as a $40 million First Division win for one lucky Oz Lotto player who managed to match all seven numbers to become the fourth recipient of the top prize this year.

Tonight's U.S. Powerball Jackpot
$271 Million*
    *Jackpot converted to AUD and rounded to the nearest million.

    The week started on a positive note as a lucky couple swooped in to claim the Oz Lotto top prize of $40 million. The married pair from Leongatha made themselves known to lottery officials on Friday afternoon and received the equal largest prize the game has offered this year. The newly-crowned multi-millionaires bought their ticket in South Gippsland and were the centre of attention in the sleepy southern town as speculation flew among the locals before the prize was collected.

    Huge sums of money continued to be scooped as the week progressed, with Wednesday Lotto producing a single First Division winner. The lucky player was instantly welcomed into the millionaire’s club after securing a prize of $1 million by matching all six main numbers. Wednesday also produced a Set For Life winner who correctly matched all eight numbers to claim an incredible $20,000 a month for the next 20 years. Thursday brought further good fortune as one fortuitous Powerball player won an incredible $3 million and became the third First Division prize winner in as many weeks, a run of victories that hasn’t been seen since January 2015, when the year started with a trio of consecutive top prize wins.

    The week came to an end in style with three Saturday Lotto ticket holders claiming a slice of a prize pot worth over $4.1 million. Each player collected a grand total of $1,379,921 to round off a fantastic week for players of all lottery games in the country. As if five big wins in the space of seven glorious days wasn’t enough, the Monday Lotto draw on 30th May redeemed itself by chipping in with a $1 million winner to kick off this week, leaving lottery fans hopeful that this is a sign of good things to come over the next seven days. For a full breakdown of prizes and additional draw information for each lottery, head to the Australian Lotto Results page.

    If you’d like to get your hands on an unbelievable prize this week, tickets for Oz Lotto, Wednesday Lotto, Powerball, Saturday Lotto and Set For Life are all available to buy online or from authorised retailers across the country. Stay lucky!

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