The $30m Christmas Lotto draw that creates 'more millionaires than any other'

Brooke Rolfe
News Reporter

More Australians are likely to become millionaires in next week’s $30 Million Megadraw than in any other draw run throughout the year, Lotto officials say.

Lotto’s final Megadraw of the year, to be drawn on December 28, has historically created more millionaires than any other and the upcoming draw is expected to be no different.

Last year, the Saturday Lotto $30 million Megadraw – usually held on the last Saturday of the year – created 15 overnight millionaires, who each walked away with $1,764,705.89. Two other division one winners shared the same amount among a syndicate. For the 2018 $30m Megadraw there were 16 winners and in 2017 there were 17 winners.

The prize is usually shared among plenty of people as Lotto ticket sales are boosted by people buying them as Christmas presents.

The Megadraw has historically created more millionaires than any other draw throughout the year. Source: The Lott

“So far this year, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday Lotto has created 194 millionaires across Australia and we hope to add a few more to this tally before the year is out,” The Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said.

How to secure a ticket in the $30m Lotto Megadraw

Mr Hart said wannabe Megadraw millionaires needed to purchase an entry, try and get in early either in-store, online or via The Lott app, and register their entry to a player’s card.

“We are expecting a last-minute rush ahead of the draw’s close at 7.30pm AEST on Saturday 28 December 2019,” he said.

“We’ll be reaching out to registered division one winners after the draw, so if your phone starts to ring, make sure you answer it as we could have some life-changing news to share.”

Up to one in three Australians are expected to buy a ticket in the $30m Lotto Megadraw on December 28. Source: The Lott

One millionaire winner in last year’s Megadraw was a mum from Clyde in Victoria who described her win as a “game changer”, having been able to help her children buy their own homes.

“Seeing your children happy is an amazing feeling for a parent. It’s what life is all about. The moment my husband and I signed the cheque and handed it over to the bank to pay off our mortgage was also something I’ll never forget,” she told The Lott.

“We both changed jobs and work far less hours. And next month we’re off to Europe.”

Luxury travel would surely be on the cards for new millionaires. Source: The Lott

Another mum from Canberra said she was able to clear her debt and enjoy some additional time with her family after cutting back on her work hours.

“We had the best overseas holiday this year, we would have never done that without winning Megadraw. It was so special for our entire family. It’s a memory I will always treasure,” she said.

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