Australia's luckiest lottery postcodes of 2021 have been revealed ahead of Lotto's $40 million Megadraw on New Year's Eve, with a Covid-ravaged state taking out the top spot ahead of the other regions.
In 2021, there were 480 winning division one entries across all lottery games, with more than $1.3 billion in prize money given out among the winners.
Victoria is home to the most major prize winners, according to The Lott, with 131 winning division one entries across the state and more than $358 million in prize money.
However, residents in NSW and the ACT scooped the most division one prize money. 97 millionaires were made this year and 127 winning division one entries were sold between the two regions.
Residents in Victoria, NSW and the ACT all endured hard lockdowns amid Covid-19 outbreaks.
Australia's luckiest areas revealed
The data from The Lott also showed which suburbs in each state or territory were the "luckiest" this year, based off outlets that sold the most winning division one entries.
“While lottery wins can land anywhere, from time to time, we see pockets of wins emerge in certain postcodes and regions," The Lott spokesperson Lauren Cooney said.
"This year, we’ve seen wins fall far and wide across the country, from inner-city suburbs to regional locations."
The 'luckiest' postcode in all of Australia was actually a regional town on the NSW north coast, with only one capital city making the cut.
The 'luckiest' postcodes in Australia are:
Victoria: Altona Meadows, 3028, Sunbury, 3429, and Melbourne, 3004, all of which sold three division one winning entries this year.
NSW and ACT: Port Macquarie, 2444, sold four winning division one entries, while Wentworth Point/Sydney Olympic Park, 2127, and Penrith/South Penrith, 2750 each sold three.
Queensland: Four winning division one entries were sold in Kirwan/Thuringowa, 4817, while Gladstone, 4680, and Mackay, 4740, each sold three.
South Australia: Kilkenny, 5009, sold two winning division one entries in 2021.
Tasmania: Devonport, 7310 and Burnie, 7320, were the island state's luckiest postcodes, each selling two winning division one entries.
Northern Territory: Humpty Doo, 0836, sold the Northern Territory's biggest prize of $35 million this year.
Western Australia: Albany, 6330, in the state's south, sold three winning division one entries.
The Lott released the data ahead of Lotto’s $40 Million Megadraw on New Year’s Eve.
“The annual Lotto Megadraw is famous as being a millionaire-maker, and this year’s $40 million jackpot is the biggest prize the Megadraw has ever offered,” Ms Cooney said.
“We’re certainly looking forward to rounding out the year with Lotto’s Megadraw on Friday 31 December 2021 and crowning an entirely new group of division one winners."
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