The lotto has not been claimed for another week, which means that next week a lucky lotto winner could be awarded $ 50 million.
Millions of Australians were hoping to hear their special numbers drawn in the $ 40 million Oz Lotto jackpot tonight, but it was not expected.
But there is a silver lining, as the potential prize hits $ 50 million for next week’s 1321 draw.
There was no Division 1 winner and although no entry in Australia had the seven winning numbers in a single set required to score the $ 40 million prize, 10 entries were at one number and at the instead, each won a Division Two prize of $ 38,206.20.
In total, there were 646,591 winners in divisions two through seven in tonight’s draw which collectively took home over $ 13.48 million in prizes.
The winning numbers for tonight’s draw, the 1320 draw, were 2, 22, 4, 28, 18, 9 and 17, while the extra numbers were 32 and 23.
It is estimated that up to one in five Australians have purchased an entry for the staggering price with the 1320 draw ending at 7:30 p.m. AEST tonight.
Last week, more than 500,000 individual winners pocketed over $ 11 million, but there was no winner for the $ 30 million jackpot.
If he is not claimed tonight, he will go even higher next week.
In March, three Division 1 winners shared a $ 70 million jackpot, but a Melbourne winner accidentally ended up holding two of those entries and won $ 46.6 million.
Earlier this year, a Sydney woman won $ 107.57 million in a record-breaking Powerball draw.
Although the Powerball prize was set at $ 100 million, it spent an additional $ 7 million thanks to the large number of investors who bought tickets with the aim of winning the top prize.
Le Lott contacted the woman, who wished to remain anonymous, directly after the draw to inform her of her life-changing victory.
âI don’t understand – is it really real? ” she said. ” I do not believe it. I do not believe that. Is this a trick? “
The registered player also misheard the mind-boggling figure, thinking she walked away with just $ 107,000.
“Wait, are you telling me I made $ 107 million?” Oh my God. It’s so much money, âshe told the official Australian lottery provider over the phone.
The woman, a health care provider, said she would not quit her job. She planned to share her earnings with her family, donate “a whole bunch of money” to her favorite charity and maybe “buy a trailer and travel.”
âI am so passionate about my job. It will inspire me to do more health work for causes close to my heart, âshe told The Lott. âI’m not sure what to do, but of course I’ll help my family. “
OZ LOTTO HOT AND COLD NUMBERS
Hot issues (numbers drawn most often since draw 609 on Tuesday, October 18, 2005): 33, 7, 25, 40, 19, 27.
Cold numbers (numbers drawn the least often since the draw 609 of Tuesday, October 18, 2005): 10, 42, 24, 30, 11, 14.
(Despite this, the odds of a number being drawn are exactly the same.)
Oz Lotto Draw 1320 will be drawn at 8:30 am AEST tonight.
Oz Lotto was introduced in 1994 and is Australia’s premier national lotto game.
The biggest Oz Lotto jackpot to date was $ 100,000,000 in December 2013, where one in three Australian adults bought a ticket.
The odds of winning a Division 1 prize in Oz Lotto is 1 in 45,379,620.
The chance of winning any division prize with a single play at Oz Lotto is 1 in 87.