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WA community the big winner in $70 million OZ Lotto draw

17 December 2013

Two lucky Western Australians are celebrating winning a Division 2 share in tonight's $70 million OZ Lotto jackpot. Division 2 winners will be taking home $39,813 each.

The entire $70 million OZ Lotto jackpot was won by one Queensland player and is the largest Lotto prize to be one in the nation's history. The previous record was $58.7 million which was won by a syndicate from Melbourne in 2008.

While no Western Australians matched the Division 1 winning numbers in tonight's draw, 194,678 local players won prizes in the draw's other Divisions.

"We are absolutely delighted with Western Australia's response to tonight's OZ Lotto draw and that two Western Australians picked up a Division 2 prize," said Lotterywest CEO Jan Stewart.

"We would have loved for a Western Australian to win Division 1 but the big winner is the WA community that will be supported through our grants program."

Over the seven weeks of jackpotting the OZ Lotto draw raised about $15 million for WA hospitals, sporting and recreation groups including support for the Western Australian Institute of Sport, the arts, and not-for-profit organisations.

There will be another two chances for local players to win big with this Thursday's $40 million Powerball jackpot and the $30 million Megadraw on Saturday 4 January.

Tickets are available from Lotterywest retailers across the State or from Play Online at www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au

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Media Enquiries Jody Nunn: 9340 5371 / 0438 996 884

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