Eight Friends in Australia Share AU$30 Million Lottery Jackpot

April 27th, 2023: What’s the next best thing about winning the lottery jackpot? For some bettors in Australia, sharing the bank with your close friends is equally fun and rewarding! It’s precisely what happened to eight friends sharing the jackpot in the second-biggest lottery jackpot in Australia worth AU$30 million ($20 million).

It’s Oz Lottery’s biggest jackpot so far and the second biggest in the country for this year.

Oz Lotto delivers growing jackpots

Oz Lotto is the first national lottery in Australia and has continuously offered the players growing jackpots. It’s a popular game in the country, and it once provided a jackpot that reached $100,000,000 in December 2013. On Tuesday night, Oz Lottery again became friendly in delivering the jackpot when a big win worth AU$30 million ($20 million) was triggered. The winning numbers for this lucky Oz Lottery draw are 9, 12, 15, 19, 21, 46, and 47, with 16, 30, and 34 as supplementary numbers.

The jackpot for this winning combo is the biggest for Oz Lottery for the year and the second best overall, after the $40 million Powerball jackpot won in March.

Friends win the Oz Lottery jackpot

According to the press release,  the winning ticket belongs to eight friends who regularly meet up to play and practice their swings on the golf course. According to a 7News report, the winners are golf buddies and play the lottery together.

Ralph Addis, Lotterywest’s CEO, shares his excitement about this latest development. He shared that they’re “absolutely thrilled to welcome yet another big win for WA, only a few weeks after celebrating a Swan Valley family taking home $40 million in Powerball”. 

He added that the “WA community is also a winner following tonight’s draw, with more than $1.27 million raised thanks to players over the five-week jackpot roll, which will contribute to our grants program”.

According to reports, the group of friends is in their 40s, and one realizes they have the winning ticket while having dinner with his wife. After confirming the news, he immediately contacted his friends to share the good information.

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