A merry crew of 10 Wollongong shoppers have awoken to the news their syndicate scored $1 million in last night’s Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw.
The syndicate entry was one of the two division one winning entries nationally in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3860, drawn Monday 15 April 2019. Each entry takes home the guaranteed division one prize of $1 million.
In addition to taking home division one, the syndicate’s System 8 QuickPick entry also won division three 12 times and division four 15 times, bolstering its total prize to $1,006,868.95.
Each of the ten members of the winning syndicate receives a share worth $100,686.90.
The syndicate was sold at Centretown Newsagency, Shop 1, 143 Crown Street, Wollongong.
Centretown Newsagency owner Maria Colla couldn’t contain her excitement over the division one win.
“We’ve done it! This is amazing!” she exclaimed.
“We’ve been here about 19 years and this is our second division one winning syndicate. We’ve also sold about four division one winning entries and other top prizes during that time.
“I was only thinking the other day ‘when are we going to have another division one?’, and then it happens. It must be all that positive energy.
“This is one of our long-running weekly syndicates. It’s called Five Days of System 8 as it has a System 8 entry into five lottery draws.
“Most of the people who play this syndicate are regulars who join the syndicate each week so we can’t wait for them to come in so we can tell them they’ve won!”
NSW Lotteries spokesperson Lauren Cooney said some syndicate members held unregistered entries and might still be unaware of their good fortune.
“This syndicate’s entry was one of the two New South Wales entries to take home that coveted division one prize in last night’s Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw,” she said.
“While we’ll be reaching out to those syndicate members who registered their entry to their NSW Players Club cards, there are several syndicate members who have unregistered entries and may not yet know they’re part of this winning group.
“If you purchased a share in a syndicate for last night’s draw, today’s the day to check it! If you discover you’re holding a winning share, call NSW Lotteries on 131 868 to start the prize claim process!”
In 2018, Monday & Wednesday Lotto and Saturday Lotto created 194 millionaires across Australia.
The winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3860 on Monday 15 April 2019 were 13, 41, 38, 42, 24 and 1, while the supplementary numbers were 30 and 18.
Across Australia, there were two division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3860.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 106 so far this calendar year, including 27 won by NSW Lotteries customers.
In the 12 months to 31 December 2018, there were 69 division one winning Monday & Wednesday Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won $62 million.