2022 started off with a bang for dozens of lucky Aussies who took home division one prizes in the New Year's Eve $40 million Megadraw.
The $40 million jackpot in draw 4221, drawn on New Year’s Eve, was split across 17 tickets from New South Wales, Queensland, the ACT, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.
Each winning ticket pocketed a massive $2,352,941.18, which is the perfect way to kick off the new year.
The winning numbers in Lotto draw 4221 were 32, 14, 15, 8, 43 and 20, while the supplementary numbers were 35 and 31.
While most were single winners who claimed the $2.3m to themselves, there were also at least two syndicate groups; 10 players from Campsie in Sydney who pocketed $237,855 each, and five players from Kingaroy in Queensland.
Mount Barker dad plans ‘incredible 2022’ after $2.3 million win
One of the winners, a father from Mount Barker in South Australia, can’t wait to help his adult children buy their first homes this year after scoring the $2.3 million prize on New Year’s Eve.
The winner told lottery officials that the life-changing win was welcome news after a “pretty tough year”.
“I’ve just been talking to my adult kids about how I can now assist them getting their first homes. It’s such a great relief as a parent,” he explained.
He also confessed that he planned to spend the rest of his winnings paying off the mortgage and possibly treating himself to a new car.
“I’m going to have an incredible 2022. I know that!”
The man’s 36-game QuickPick was purchased at OTR Swanport Road, Murray Bridge.
Brisbane man ready to drive into 2022 after multi-million-dollar win
A Brisbane man has begun eyeing his dream set of wheels after taking home another one of the division one winning entries in the NYE Megadraw.
“You’re making me shake. Now it’s starting to feel real,” the man said when an official from The Lott confirmed his win.
The Westlake man confessed he’d initially thought he’d won $2,300 when he checked his ticket on New Year’s Eve.
“My wife checked it and said, ‘You’ve won division one, you’ve won $2,300!’. But that didn’t sound right, so we looked again, and it actually said $2.3 million!” he said.
The ecstatic winner explained his family would now be debt-free, as they could pay off their mortgage.
“I’m also going to buy the dream car I’ve always wanted. I’ve already started looking, and I think I’ve found it,” he exclaimed.
His winning 50-game QuickPick was purchased at Middle Park News and Gifts, Middle Park.
Across Australia, there were five winning entries from New South Wales, four from Queensland and two each from Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, and the ACT – including a mystery winner from Canberra.
The unknown Canberran purchased their unregistered winning ticket from My Gifts ‘n’ Paper in Queanbeyan.
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