Goulburn Couple Celebrate Emotional $20 Million Oz Lotto Win
Last Updated: Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 13:19pm
A couple from Goulburn in New South Wales admitted they could not hold back the tears after finding out they had won Tuesday’s $20 Oz Lotto jackpot.
The lucky husband and wife held the only ticket that matched all the numbers - 22, 23, 27, 33, 38, 39 and 42 - after purchasing their entry at the First Inland City Newsagency, Shop B, 140-144 Aubern Street.
When the win was confirmed by lottery operator The Lott, they were overcome by emotion. Having always been ‘Aussie battlers’, they are looking forward to a much easier life and may even give up work straight away.
“I’m in tears mate! Every time I think I’m okay, the waterworks kick off again,” said the husband.
“I don’t even know what to do with myself. Retirement is beckoning. I’m not sure if we’ll actually make it back into work at this rate. We might just run away!”
Recalling the moment he found out about the win, he said: “I dropped into the store this morning to check my ticket and the team member gave me a shocked look.
“He said, ‘you might need to sit down, mate’. I can’t wait to share it with my family. I’ll set everyone up and make sure they don’t have to worry about anything.
“We’ve always been Aussie battlers. Not anymore, though, I guess!”
The owner of the First Inland City Newsagency, Jeanine Chatfield, offered her congratulations to the winners and said it was a great moment for the local community.
“I’m pretty sure everyone in town will be talking about it today. It will cause big excitement in the community,” she said.
“It’s pretty cool. We’ve very excited and very happy. We’ve had a bit of a winning year. We’ve already sold two first prize-winning tickets in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot, and now this!
“It’s great for Goulburn. It’s a big thrill for everyone.”
Oz Lotto underwent a series of changes back in May, with the number range rising from 45 to 47 and the minimum jackpot increasing from $2 million to $3 million. A third supplementary number is also now selected in every draw.
You can find the latest Oz Lotto Results after draws take place every Tuesday night.
Written by Lewis Rutledge