By Renee Bogatko, Image Credit – lucadp/123rf.com
Some Canberrans have been super lucky this year when it comes to big Lotto wins, with locals pocketing more than $10 million in division one prize money!
It looks like Gungahlin and Wanniassa are the luckiest places to buy lotto tickets, according to the ACT’s lotto hotspots.
Between the 1st of December 2016 and the 30th of November 2017, local lotto players benefitted from 8 division one prizes, winning more than $10 million.
The biggest prize was from an entry sold in Woden, with the lucky winner pocketing $3,333,333.34.
During that period, Gungahlin had 2 division one wins totalling $2,666,666.67 and Wanniassa had 2 division one wins totalling $1,282,121.14.
Division one entries were also sold in Woden, Macquarie, Dickson and Curtin.
Erindale Newsagency in Wanniassa actually sold two division one winning entries this year!
Overall, four Canberrans became millionaires during the 12-month period.
“2017 will long be remembered by many as a year of big wins for lottery players across the ACT. From truck drivers to teachers, retirees to retail workers, each division one winner had a unique story to tell about what their windfall meant to them and their loved ones,” NSW Lotteries spokesperson Matt Hart said.
“One of the highlights of the year was when a public servant won $3.3 million in Oz Lotto in April. This winner had a lunch break she’ll never forget!”