June 7, 2024 3 min read


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Australian Lottery Player’s Luck Strikes Twice in 25 Years

An Australian lottery player has won a major prize in Thursday's Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot, 25 years after scoring a similar lotto win

One particularly lucky Sydney, Australia lottery player has experienced a very satisfying feeling of déjà vu after scoring his second major win two and a half decades after winning a similarly generous cash prize.  

The fortunate Australian gambler scooped up over $200,000 in the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw held on Thursday after guessing all 10 consecutive numbers that he purchased at Newsagency in Mascot.

“Something Good Was Coming”

The Illawong man felt “something good was coming,” as he explained it, after buying tickets for the weekly draw even though he never actually believed “it was possible to win twice in a lifetime.”

“I honestly thought my mind must be playing tricks on me,” was the player’s reaction after finding out he had won $202,014 in total. 

The player, who said he plans to spend more quality time with his family and “kick back a bit more” now that he has the funds to do it, said he was “still reeling in disbelief that this has actually happened again.”

Newsagency’s manager, Alan Tran, expressed their thrill for being able to share the milestone with their customer. 

Last year, a total of 117 Jackpot and Lucky Lotteries 1st Prize winners across the country scored over $20.6 million.

Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot and Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot are raffle-style games with a unique number of tickets in each draw that does not allow prize sharing.

Each game features two draws, one to establish the jackpot number and one for the winning numbers. 

In case the jackpot number matches one of the winning numbers, the Jackpot Prize is won. If not, the Jackpot Prize will go up for the next draw.

Other Lucky Australian Lotto Players 

At the end of May, three lucky Oz Lotto players won an AU$13,333,333.34 ($8.6 million) prize each after guessing all winning numbers from the game’s draw (10, 15, 29, 31, 42, 5, and 13), along with the supplementary numbers 17, 40 and 39.

Originally, one of the men believed he had won AU$13 ($8.60), but soon found out his entire life was about to change.

Earlier in the same month, the New South Wales Lottery urged the mystery winner of the AU$2.58 million ($1.43 million) jackpot to claim his prize. 

The ticket was purchased at the Nambucca Heads Newsagency located in an area known as a popular tourist destination, which means the winner might have been passing by.

May was also a very fortunate month for an Australian who made history by winning the AU$150 million ($99 million) Powerball Jackpot, the largest prize to date in the country.

After finishing her master's in publishing and writing, Melanie began her career as an online editor for a large gaming blog and has now transitioned over towards the iGaming industry. She helps to ensure that our news pieces are written to the highest standard possible under the guidance of senior management.

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