Ten people from the town of Humpty Doo in the Northern Territory have woken to the life-changing news they’re now each a multi-millionaire after their syndicate scooped last night’s entire $35 million Oz Lotto jackpot.
The 10-member store syndicate held the only division one winning entry across the whole country.
In even better news for the lucky group of players, the syndicate also scored division three 21 times, division five 63 times, and division six 35 times, bolstering their total win to a whopping $35,093,777.25.
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It means each member of the syndicate will pocket a cool $3,509,377.73.
“Oh my god! Oh my god!” one of the syndicate members said when contacted by The Lottt this morning.
“Holy sh**! Thank you so much! I am in complete shock,” she said.
“It couldn’t have come at a better time. Maybe I can buy myself a new house.”
While another syndicate member revealed she almost didn’t buy her winning ticket.
“I can’t stop shaking! Are you kidding me?” she cried. “I wasn’t even going to buy a ticket!
“I am going to upgrade my car and I want to travel around the whole world! I can’t believe I am a multi-millionaire! I don’t think I will ever stop crying. I need to compose myself!”
A third member received the life-changing news after just getting out of bed.
“I only just woke up! Are you kidding me?” he laughed.
“Holy moly! God, I love ya! I need a cup of tea to calm down.”
Shares in the winning syndicate were purchased from Humpty Doo Newsagency at Humpty Doo, with the newsagency’s manager Helen revealing the winning syndicate had been running for a few months.
“The syndicate is called Golden Oz! It’s been going for a few months and lots of our players are regulars,” she said.
“This is definitely the biggest prize this syndicate has won. It’s awesome!
“We’re so happy for them and wish them all the best! I’m sure they’ll enjoy it.”