Hunt for new millionaires after 14 entries win $1.4 million

·News Reporter
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Five Queensland residents and five Melbourne entries were among the 14 winners of Lotto's $20 million weekend.

The Queenslanders — three people from Brisbane and two from the Gold Coast — each held division-one winning entries from Saturday’s draw. Each pocketed $1,428,571.43 from the winning numbers 30, 40, 34, 14, 41 and 12, while the supplementary numbers were 15 and 27.

One Brisbane man said he couldn’t believe his luck.

Saturday Lotto balls are pictured.
A number of people, including three from Brisbane, claimed $1.4 million each from Saturday Lotto. Source: The Lott (file pic)

“My wife bought the ticket for me during the week,” he said.

“It was on the fridge, and I checked it yesterday (Sunday) on my phone.

“This stuff doesn’t happen to people like us.”

A Brisbane woman said she planned on using her winnings to buy a home.

Melbourne winners scream in delight

Three Melbourne residents also won division-one prizes including a man from Brunswick West and one from Endeavour Hills.

“I couldn’t believe it. I was with my mum and sister and I started screaming at them ‘I have won one million dollars! I am a millionaire!’” the Brunswick West man said.

“They didn’t believe me at first, but once I showed them my ticket on The Lott app, they realised I wasn’t joking.”

Two more winning entries from Melbourne were syndicates – one made up of 20 players and another of 28.

Another syndicate won in NSW too and it was made up of 20 players.

However, not all of them have claimed their winnings with some of the entries unregistered.

The Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said many of them might be unaware of their win.

“While we’ll be reaching out to those syndicate members who registered their entries to their player card, there are many syndicate members who have unregistered entries and may not yet know they’re part of this winning group,” he said.

Of the 14 winning entries, five each were from Queensland and Victoria, two were from NSW and one from Western Australia and Canberra, ACT.

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