12 April 2023

$30 million prize claimed by golf mates

Celebrations have already started for a group of eight friends in their 40’s who discovered they matched the winning numbers to last night’s incredible $30 million OZ Lotto jackpot.

The northern suburbs syndicate, which started over friends playing golf together, couldn’t believe they had the winning ticket, a Slikpik 50, now worth $30 million.

While enjoying a roast beef dinner with his wife, the ticket holder checked the ticket online and couldn’t believe his eyes. 

“I started making calls to the rest of the group to tell them we’d won,” he said.

“One of the guys didn’t believe me and went back to eating his dinner.

“Another group member told me that if it was a prank he would come over and I’d be in a lot of trouble.”

After staying up most of the night celebrating, the friends had a quick nap before coming into Lotterywest HQ this morning to claim their prize. 

While the news of the win is still sinking in, the winners shared plans of paying off mortgages and overseas holidays. 

One of the winners said he couldn’t wait to upgrade his car after having it since he was on his P plates.  

More than $4.23 million was raised for WA community groups over the five-week OZ Lotto jackpot run. 

2023-04 OZ Lotto $30M DIV1 winner