The search for Tuesday’s Oz Lotto division one winner is over, with a North Sydney woman coming late this morning forward to claim the $50 million prize she won on the first lottery ticket she ever bought.
The Sydney resident held the only division one winning entry nationally in Oz Lotto draw 1377, drawn Tuesday 7 July 2020. She takes home the entire division one prize of $50 million.
Sharing her shock with an official from the Lott this morning, the overwhelmed woman explained she’d just checked her Oz Lotto ticket online.
"Holy sh*t!" she said eventually.
“Sh*t. Okay. Thank you so much.
“Jesus Christ. Oh my god. I cannot believe it.
“We’ve been on holidays in Sussex Inlet and my friend called me just before and said to me ‘I think the newsagency you bought your Oz Lotto ticket from sold the $50 million winning entry’.
“So I jumped online and checked my ticket.
“I can’t believe it. I’m shaking. Jesus Christ. This is incredible!
“Oh my god. I’m shocked, so shocked.
“My heart is beating so hard, I’m pacing around.
“I feel like I could have a heart attack!”
The woman went on to thank “beginner’s luck” for her life-changing $50 million windfall.
“You won’t believe this. This is the first lottery ticket I’ve ever bought in my life,” she explained.
“I’ve never played Oz Lotto before. I walked past the newsagency and thought it would be a bit of fun to enter, so I did!”
When asked how she imagined life as a multi-millionaire, she said she was struggling to come to terms with the news and would need to take some time to decide how she will enjoy her prize.
“I have no idea right now,” she laughed.
“Honestly, I cannot think straight.
“I’m still just so shocked. I think I will be so shocked for a long time.
“I’ll definitely keep working, but oh my goodness, I just don’t know!”
The multi-million-dollar winning entry was purchased at Inlet Newsagency, Shop 5, 172 Jacobs Drive, Sussex Inlet.
Inlet Newsagency owner Dimitrios Spyrakis said the town had been buzzing with the exciting news.
“We’re so happy to hear the winner has now been united with her prize,” he said.
“It’s all everyone is talking about here! It’s fantastic news for our community.
“It’s incredible to know we’ve played a part in changing this woman’s life.
“Congratulations to her! We hope she continues to holiday at Sussex Inlet.”
Tuesday’s jackpot winner is the tenth Oz Lotto division one winner of 2020. Together these ten winners have collectively taken home $127,143,666 in division one prize money.
In addition to the coveted $50 million division one prize, a total of 925,102 prizes worth more than $18.6 million were won in divisions two to seven. This includes 16 division two winners who each scored $32,955.25.
In 2019, 13 division one winning Oz Lotto entries across Australia collectively won $320 million. During this time, the biggest Oz Lotto jackpot was $80 million on 25 June 2019, which was won by two division one winning entries that took home $40 million each.
The winning numbers in Oz Lotto draw 1377 on Tuesday 7 July 2020 were 12, 9, 13, 7, 32, 5 and 4. The supplementary numbers were 19 and 35.
Across Australia, there was only one division one winning entry in Oz Lotto draw 1377 – the entry from New South Wales.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 198 so far this calendar year, including 51 won by New South Wales Lotteries customers.