24 October 2023

$200,000 won by Woden man less than a month after division one syndicate victory

| James Day
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“What a memorable day!” said the Woden man after learning he’d won a second lottery within a month. Photo: Lucky Lotteries.

A man from Woden has counted himself lucky twice after winning more than $200,000 yesterday (23 October) in the latest Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.

The win was less than a month after he scored a share in the $1.3 million Saturday Lotto division one draw on 30 September, taking his winnings to almost $350,000.

He was shocked by his repeat win, to say the least.

“I can’t believe this. What a shock! I’ve been playing for more than 18 years with no luck and now suddenly I get two wins in less than a month.”

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Plans have already been made for his newly acquired loot, having already given his wife the winnings from the September draw.

“I think with this prize, I’ll put some away for my children’s education. Then I’ll donate some and put the rest towards a holiday for my family,” he said.

The Super and Mega Jackpot Lucky Lotteries are raffle-style games and each draw has a set number of unique tickets, which means there is no sharing of prizes. For someone to win the jackpot, the numbers for each of the two draws that are taken per game must match. If none of the winning numbers match the jackpot’s, the prize carries over to the next draw.

Currently, the prize for the Mega jackpot sits at $8.92 million, and the Super jackpot is $5.83 million. Across Australia this past financial year, 218 1st prize and jackpot-winning entries have won more than $79.2 million.

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