Saturday Lotto Starts Year With Two Special Events
Last Updated: Friday, 30 July 2021, 09:46am
A special one-off Saturday Lotto draw will take place on 9th January, with the jackpot bumped up to a guaranteed $10 million. It follows the Megadraw on 2nd January which created 19 multimillionaires.
A Saturday Lotto Megadraw takes place once every year during the festive period. This time it was scheduled for the first weekend of 2021. The top prize was boosted to $30 million as usual and players across Australia were rewarded with big wins.
The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 14, 16, 17 and 44, plus supplementary numbers 26 and 31. There were more than 4.2 million prizes paid out in total, including 19 jackpot-winning tickets. Go to the Saturday Lotto Results page for more details about all the prize divisions.
Victoria was the luckiest region with six big winners, while there were four from New South Wales, three each in South Australia and Western Australia, two in Queensland and one in Tasmania. They all received more than $1.5 million.
A couple from Melbourne in Victoria were among the first to find out about their big win. They revealed that they had been given their ticket as a Christms present by a family member, and would now take the grandchildren on a long-awaited trip to Disneyland as soon as it was possible.
The wife said: “I can’t wait to tell my family. They are going to be so excited they gave me a division one winning ticket. I was just saying to my family before they left that this is the year – 2021 is going to be our year! This is a great way to start it?”
$10 Million Jackpot Ahead
A second big draw will now take place on Saturday 9th January, when the jackpot will be twice as much as the standard amount.
As well as the annual Megadraw in Saturday Lotto, there are Superdraws every couple of months, but regular draws offer a top prize of $5 million. The $10 million jackpot provides an opportunity to land even more than usual after organisers decided they wanted players to enjoy a winning start to the year.
You can find the latest Australia Lottery Results after every draw throughout the week, including Monday and Wednesday Lotto, Powerball, Oz Lotto and Set For Life.
Written by Lewis Rutledge