The $70 million Oz Lotto jackpot – the biggest in five years – has gone off, with an entry from NSW and one from Victoria taking out $35 million each.
A man from Lithgow was “blown away” when he found out about his win, and his reaction was so darn Aussie!
“Oh fair dinkum? You’re kidding?! That is the best news I’ve had in a long time. Hallelujah!” the Lithgow winner, aged in his 50s, said when told of his win.
And of course with his true blue Aussie spirit, the man wasn’t just thinking of himself when it came to deciding what to do with his winnings!
“It goes without saying I’ll be helping the kids out and I’m sure my retirement plans will be fast-tracked.”
The Victorian winner is still unknown and all Victorians who entered the Jackpot are being urged to check their ticket.
Despite being registered, Oz Lotto couldn’t contact the winner because their details were incomplete.
The winning entry was purchased online from Australia’s official lotteries at thelott.com.
In addition to the two division one winning entries, more than 1.17 million prizes worth more than $26.4 million were won in divisions two to seven across Australia.
Tuesday night’s result ends eight weeks of jackpotting which saw Oz Lotto climb to $70 million. Next Tuesday’s jackpot is $2 million.
But it’s not the end of a big lotteries week. Thursday’s Powerball is at $80 million.