Sydney Man Wins AU$16 Million Oz Lotto Jackpot
An Oz Lotto player has described his jackpot win as a ‘blessing from above’ after the numbers he has entered for many years finally came up in the latest draw, giving him a bumper AU$16.9 million payday.
It was the biggest jackpot to have been seen on Oz Lotto all year following a run of rollovers stretching back to the last time there was a winner on 21st April.
The winning numbers were 11, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25 and 45. A single ticket matched all seven numbers, and it was later revealed that it belonged to someone from New South Wales.
The lucky winner, from Parramatta in Western Sydney, was stunned to hear that he had instantly become a multimillionaire. Contacted by an official from lottery provider The Lott, he said after a lengthy silence: “Wow! Thank you. That’s almost $17 million! It’s unbelievable.
“I checked my ticket at the newsagency this morning and I was told they couldn’t pay out the prize. That’s when we realised I was last night’s winner. I went blank. I couldn’t think at all. It’s a blessing from the heavens above.”
Commenting on how it felt, he said it was especially surprising because he had been taking part for such a long time without previously coming close to the top prize. He added: “I’ve been playing Oz Lotto for a very long time, marking the same numbers week after week.
“I never thought I would win a prize this big. It’s hard to imagine having almost $17 million in the bank.”
The winner bought his ticket from Toongabbie Newsagency, 46 Aurelia Street, Toongabbie. He has decided to remain anonymous and will now start to plan how he wants to spend his money.
“We will certainly sleep on it, it’s going to take a little while to sink in,” he said.
“We will definitely be sharing the prize with our family and although we can’t go on a holiday at the moment to celebrate, we will do that down the track. We will be very wise with the prize but of course we will really enjoy it”
Oz Lotto draws take place every Tuesday night and offer jackpots worth at least AU$2 million. The top prize has been known to climb higher than AU$100 million.