Oz Lotto skyrockets to $50 million after going unclaimed for six weeks

There were no winners in this week’s Oz Lotto, skyrocketing the jackpot to a massive $50 million for next week.

The top prize has been unclaimed for six weeks running, and with only 12 weeks left in the year, the race to claim a whopper prize is on.

The giant prize will be the third biggest division one prize offered by an Oz Lotto game so far this year.

It comes as no one had a division one winning entry for the sixth consecutive week.

So far this year, there have been nine division one winning entries across Australia that have shared $235 million.

Three of these division one winning Oz Lotto entries were from Victoria, while Queensland and New South Wales had two each, and Tasmania and South Australia both had one division one win.

Next week's Oz Lotto jackpot has skyrocketed to $50 million. Source: The Lott

The Lott spokesperson Matt Hart said up to one-in-five Australian adults were expected to have an entry in next Tuesday’s draw.

“With less than three months left in 2019 and left in this decade, many players might be dreaming of how the next year and the next decade might look like for them with $50 million in their bank account,” he told Yahoo News Australia.

“So far this year, we’ve had nine division one winning entries in Oz Lotto, could we see our tenth next week?

“Imagine how your plans for this festive season, and the rest of your life, might change dramatically with a $50 million windfall.”

Mr Hart advised players to get in early if they wanted to beat the ticket-buying rush close to when the draw closes at 7.30pm AEST next Tuesday.

The Oz Lotto jackpot was last won in August by an Adelaide man who pocketed $10 million and said it was “weird” to discover he was a millionaire.

Earlier in the month a Sydney dad scooped the $40 million Oz Lotto jackpot.

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