Australia’s luckiest suburbs have been revealed, with The Lott unveiling a list of postcodes that have seen the most division one wins this year.
There were 477 division one winning entries held by lottery players across Australia in the 12 months ending 30 November - with more than $1.22 billion in prize money won.
Now a list of ‘hotspots’, which have seen multiple people winning division one prizes, has been revealed.
“While lottery wins can land anywhere, from time to time, we see pockets of wins in the same region or postcode emerge,” The Lott spokesperson Bronwyn Spencer said in a statement.
“This year we’ve seen a mix of hotspots, from bustling city centres to regional areas and smaller towns, proving that a winning hotspot can emerge anywhere across the country.”
A Queensland suburb sold the most winning division one entries this year with six lucky tickets sold in Cairns, though in South Australia there were five suburbs which had two division one wins.
Australia’s ‘luckiest’ postcodes for 2020:
Victoria: More than $10.4 million was won in Melton, 3337, which sold four division one winning entries this year
NSW and the ACT: The Sydney CBD, 2000, sold three winning entries this year, the wins totalling $5.4 million
Queensland: Cairns, 4870, had six division one wins, with winners taking home more than $6.24 million
South Australia: Adelaide’s CBD, 5000, was among the five postcodes which had two division one wins - but home to the largest win which was collectively $3.27 million.
Tasmania: The largest win in Tassie this year was in Devonport, 7310, where a prize worth $2 million was claimed.
Northern Territory: Tennant Creek, 0860, claimed the NT’s biggest win with a prize of $4.8 million.
Western Australia: There were two postcodes in WA which sold five division one entries - 6062 for Morley which saw $6.45 million won and 6210 for Mandurah totalling $3.42 million in prize money.
Despite there not being any way to be sure where a winning ticket will be sold, Ms Spencer said some lotto players will try their luck at the winning newsagencies.
“Some players flock to hotspots for their entries in the hopes it scores them a major prize, while others avoid them in the hope lottery lightning will strike elsewhere,” she said.
“Regardless, there is one thing that is guaranteed – you can’t win if you don’t have an entry.
“It’s less than four weeks until Saturday Lotto’s biggest annual draw, so we recommend players get in early and grab an entry for their chance to start 2021 as a division one winner!”
The data also showed 273 new millionaires this year. The most were in NSW and the ACT, with 79 people winning upwards of $1 million.
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