2017 was the ‘Big Winning’ year for lottery players across Queensland

2017 big winning year for Queensland

THE Far North has emerged as one of Queensland’s lotto hot spots in the past 12 months with residents enjoying a combined windfall for more than $64 million.

A total of nine division one wins were recorded in the region throughout the year, which was just behind the Gold Coast where 13 winning entries were recorded.

In just the 4870 postcode area there were three division one winners which totalled $42 million.

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Customer Susan Lui has her fingers crossed for another lotto win in Far North Queensland. Picture source: Justin Brierty

During the past 12 months, between 1 December 2016 and 30 November 2017, Queensland lottery players enjoyed 105 division one prizes and pocketed more than $303.5 million in division one prize money.

While Queensland had the third highest number of division one wins nationally during the 12 month period, the state had Australia’s highest amount of division one prize money.

Golden Casket spokesman Matt Hart said a total of 63 millionaires were created across Queensland during the 12 month period. 2017 will long be remembered by many as a year of big wins for lottery players across Queensland.

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Division one wins across Australia. Picture: The Lott/Supplied

According to Matt Hart there have been clusters of division one wins in certain areas in each state, these vary from year to year and in 2017 and seen division one wins land far and wide across Queensland in both metropolitan and regional areas.

He said one of the highlights in 2017 was in June when a young mother from Cairns recorded a $40 million Oz Lotto win.

Cairns is also home to another unclaimed division one lotto prize. An entry bought at NewsExtra DFO Cairns, shop 255, DFO Cairns, 274 Mulgrave Road, Cairns, won $2 million in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3315 on 22 January 2014.

You can play Saturday TattsLotto gives you the chance to take home a share in an estimated $4 Million dollars every Saturday! There are also regular events called Superdraws which offer Division One prize pools of $20 Million or more. Saturday TattsLotto draws close at 7.30pm (AEST) every Saturday night and to win you have to match 6 winning numbers in a single game.

Monday & Wednesday Lotto gives you the chance to become a millionaire each Monday and Wednesday with a guaranteed $1 Million dollar prize pool for up to four winners! Monday & Wednesday Lotto draws close at 7.30pm (AEST) every Monday and Wednesday night and to win you have to match 6 winning numbers in a single game.

Australian lotteries to win

Oz Lotto is a jackpotting game where 7 winning numbers are selected from a lottery draw barrel. To win the jackpot your entry needs to match all 7 winnings numbers in a single game, and if no one wins Division 1, the prize pool jackpots to the next draw. Oz Lotto draws close at 7.30pm (AEST) every Tuesday night and has jackpotted to over $100 million in the past!

Powerball is Australia’s biggest official jackpotting lottery. With the biggest prize pool and hundreds of thousands of winners each week, if there are no Division 1 prize winners, the prize pool jackpots to the next draw which has been as high as $80 Million! Powerball draws close at 7.30pm (AEST) every Thursday night and is a game of chance drawn from 2 barrels. 6 numbers are drawn from the main barrel and 1 Powerball number is drawn from the Powerball Barrel. Match all 6 winnings numbers plus the Powerball in a single game to win the jackpot!

Set for Life gives you a chance to win $20,000 a month for 20 years. It is the only game that allows you to play your numbers across 7 consecutive daily draws – that’s a chance every day of the week to be Set for Life! Draws take place every night at 9.00pm (AEST). To win first prize, your entry needs to match all 8 winning numbers in a single SET.

Besides these there are many other pool, mega and raffle lotteries to play and win. Try your luck then?

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