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 won, but the Victorian winner is still unknown.
“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.
“It goes without saying I’ll be helping the kids out and I’m sure my retirement plans will be fast-tracked.”
Following the announcement, the Victorian winner who purchased the ticket online, was urged to come forward as their contact details were incomplete.
On Wednesday morning the Victorian woman made the call, excited and out of breath exclaiming “Oh my god!” while surrounded by her family.
She said the six families who would benefit from the winnings had discussed all morning how they were going to spend their share.
“I know one family member is going to buy a new washing machine and another is going to get a water tank.
The winning numbers were 31, 26, 15, 21, 14, 24 and 40, and the supplementary numbers were 33 and 3.
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.