The month of May seems to be the very best time for Aussies to play the lottery. This time last year a couple living in Victoria, was able to beat the odds and become the first Division One winner in the Oz Lotto draw. The couple was paid out AU$40 million.
Now, moving forward a year from the couple, the lucky month of May did not disappoint. As it saw a couple in Cairns, Queensland, celebrating their own Division One jackpot haul from Oz Lotto. Their winnings also managed to total a whopping grand total of AU$40 million.
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Soon after a woman gave birth to her first child, she purchased a Quickpick 6-game ticket from the NewsXpress on McLeod Street in Cairns Central. That night, May 30th, she slept through the draw unbeknownst to her that she was becoming richer as she slept.
When she woke up the next morning, she decided to check the results online with Golden Casket, to discover the amazing news. All six of her tickets matched the winning numbers perfectly, displaying: 1, 35, 31, 19, 4, 13 and 26.
Due to the fact that she overcame the colossal odds of 45, 379, 620 to 1, she was immediately rewarded with AU$40 million. She received one of the third-highest lotto jackpots this year, nationwide.
Reaction of the New Mum
Upon her discovery that she had just won such a hefty sum of money she described herself as being in shock and disbelief.
She shared her first thoughts, stating that with this kind of money, her husband would no longer have to work such long hours, being able to now spend more time with the family.
She further explains how he was planning to leave his job and how they would need to make a plan to survive financially. With the new financial injection of winning this once in a lifetime jackpot, her worries are now able to melt away.
Wins in Cairns
Matthew Hart, spokesperson for Golden Casket, stated during the announcement of the win, that Cairns has been very lucky with its major lotto scores. He further mentioned that in the space of one year, Cairns and its surrounds has seen a total of six division one wins.
This includes the Monday and Wednesday Gold Lotto being won three times, two wins for Lotto Oz and one Super 66 win. This totalled to over AU$58 million in division one Lotto prizes in that region specifically since January.
It looks like Cairns is the place to be if you want to win life changing amounts of money!