Mon, May 05, 2014 - 8:53 am
Lucky 10 share in $70 million lotto jackpot
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A group of lucky friends are celebrating after a chance lottery ticket netted them a record-breaking Division 1 prize pool.
Each of the 10 winners will take home a share of the $70 million Oz Lotto jackpot.
The winning 12 game Quickpick, Australia's largest single lottery winning ticket to date, was purchased with loose change after a ladies' lunch.
The ticket holder said the group decided to take a chance on the big draw in the hopes of a Christmas miracle.
"We regularly meet up for lunch and after we pay the bill, there's always a couple of dollars left over.
Yesterday I saw Oz Lotto had jackpotted to $70 million so I purchased a Quickpick entry."
She said the money would be sure to make a big difference to all of their lives, and had made her family extremely happy.
“My husband told me he wanted to buy a race horse but I said it’s not your prize!”
The Quickpick was purchased at a Runaway Bay newsagent, whose owner entertained the idea of selling the winning ticket but never dreamed it would become a reality.
She said the winners were overjoyed and shaking with disbelief when they returned to claim their prize, while other customers were hoping the luck would rub off on their next tickets.