Yet again, no one has won the Oz Lotto jackpot meaning the top prize has now skyrocketed to a whopping $40 million.
It’s now easily one of the biggest Oz Lotto jackpots for years.
This week the jackpot winner could have got their hands on a cool $25 million. But that pales into insignificance compared to next week’s potential prize winnings.
However, 11 ticketholders have something to smile about, landing enough numbers to go home with $30,000 each.
The winning numbers on Tuesday were: 5, 21, 23, 27, 30, 34, 11. The supplementaries were: 42 and 40.
Today’s Oz Lotto jackpotted to $25 million after going unclaimed for four weeks.
That massive prize was the first time a significant pool of cash was up for grabs since three entrants took home the $110 million Powerball earlier this month.
The Lott spokesman Matt Hart said Tuesday night’s draw had been the second highest Oz Lotto jackpot currently offered by an Australian lottery game.
“The last time we saw a $25 million Oz Lotto jackpot was in May 2016. Since then, we’ve seen the jackpot climb as high as $80 million but never land on $25 million during that time,” he said.
That will be easily surpassed by next week’s jackpot.
“For Australians vying to become the next Oz Lotto division one winner, there’s one entry type you need to know about. A system entry is the type of entry that allows you to play more numbers, giving you more chances to win.
“During the past three years, one-in-five Oz Lotto division one winning entries have been System entries, and more specifically, System 8 entries have shown particularly strong form.”
Earlier in the month, the $110 million Powerball jackpot was split three way with one of those being a Sydney mum-of-two who struggled to comprehend the huge win.
“I love my job in medical research so won’t be giving that up but I do hope to use the money in a meaningful way,” she said.
“We’ve got two kids so this will go a long way to setting them up for the future.”
A young Adelaide man was the first winner announced, who snapped up the division one prize, but also scored division two 19 times, bolstering his total prize to $37,602,912.27.
“Wow,” he told The Lott after a pause.
“Thank you so much. That is incredible. I can’t believe that. I am shaking so much. This is going to change so many lives.”
The massive jackpot had Australians clamouring to get their hands on an entry ticket, with long queues being reported at newsagents and other lottery outlets.
Oz Lotto draw 1329 on Tuesday 6 August closes at 7.30pm AEST.
— Additional reporting by James Hall.