Aussies urged to check Lotto tickets after mystery winner scoops $50m
Aussies are urged to check their Lotto tickets after one lucky person scooped the entire $50 million Oz Lotto prize.
The Lott said in a statement on Tuesday the winner in Victoria likely went to bed without having any idea they were an instant multi-millionaire after winning the price in Oz Lotto draw 1494.
The winning numbers for the draw were 37, 42, 47, 39, 5, 17 and 29. The supplementary numbers were 29, 22 and 38.
Lottery officials have no clue as to who the mystery winner is, with the ticket bought and unregistered ticket at a Tatts outlet in the City of Casey in Melbourne's southeast.
Those who purchased an entry into the draw are being urged to check their tickets as soon as possible.
"Imagine going to bed ... not knowing you've just won $50 million in Oz Lotto! That's the reality for one mystery Victorian after scoring division one in tonight's Oz Lotto draw," The Lott spokesperson Anna Hobdell said in a statement on Tuesday.
"While we've been unable to confirm the division one win with tonight's winner, we can guarantee that when they check their ticket and discover their news, they'll be jumping for joy."
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Ms Hobdell said the prize was the largest win in Victoria for 2022, and the winner has scooped the fourth highest jackpot across all lottery games this year.
"We're encouraging everyone to check their entries because they might be the newly-minted multi-millionaire we're searching for."
Man discovers $8m Powerball win after 'strange' incident
The latest Lotto win comes after a Sydney man discovered he took home a total division one prize of $8 million last month.
The unregistered player revealed he suspected something unusual was afoot when he was ushered to a private room by newsagency staff.
"I went to scan my Powerball ticket at the self-scanner as I don't usually wait in the queue," he said.
"The self-scanner came up with a message that told me to go to the counter.
"I thought, 'Hmm, that's a bit strange'."
After becoming South Western Sydney's newest multi-millionaire, the car enthusiast said he'd use his prize to park his dream vintage vehicle at his house, which he plans to renovate.
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