A syndicate of strangers from Perth in Western Australia have won the $30m jackpot in the Oz Lotto draw held on May 26. The owner of the lottery kiosk that sold them the winning ticket claims he successfully worked out the winning numbers and gave them to the syndicate.
Soon-Chiang Yong, who owns the Lucky Lottery Centre at Boorogoon in Perth said that he based the numbers on previous draws and chose ones “which had not come up in a while” and then just hoped for the best. He added: “I can’t believe it. It feels great to know these numbers were the winning ones.”
Despite his incredible luck in choosing the Oz Lotto numbers, Mr Yong won’t be receiving a cent of the multi-million dollar prize. Now he’s hoping that his lucky streak in choosing lottery numbers will continue for the syndicates he has created for the next Australian Powerball draw due to take place on Thursday May 28 in which the jackpot is $50m, the highest Lotto prize to be offered across Australia this year.
The winning numbers in the Oz Lotto draw were: 26-09-42-39-32-40-44 with the supplementaries 11 and 04. So far two of the ten syndicate members have come forward to claim their Oz Lotto winnings. They are a southern suburb couple and a woman from Belmont. The couple say they intend on sharing their Oz Lotto win with family and take a holiday and they’ll definitely be flying first class. The other winner had already booked a cruise and says she had dreams about receiving a Lotto windfall before going on holiday.
Last month we told you about a $20m Oz Lotto winner from Brisbane. This multimillion-dollar win has only been matched three times in Western Australia in 2001, 2007 and 2013. It’s been a lucky lottery week for Western Australia and Lotterywest spokeswoman Pina Compagnone said: “Lady luck is certainly surrounding our State. We’ve had three millionaires and now a multimillionaire in less than a week.” She added that with this lucky streak then “we might just see luck strike again” in the $50m Australian Powerball draw this Thursday.
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