It was officially American Independence Day, but for one Australian, the fourth of July will be forever celebrated as the day she declared financial independence!
The 56-year-old Melbournian collected a whopping $1,315,650.04 for successfully matching five from five main numbers betting on the monster American MegaMillions Lottery.
The Victorian’s win becomes the single biggest prize claimed by a Lottoland member since the company launched in Australia last year.
Learn more about Lottoland’s lucky winner below plus how you can grab your slice of the jaw-dropping MegaMillions Jackpot.
How a Melbourne Mum Won Mega-Large on MegaMillions
“I’m numb. It’s happening? It’s happening to me?”
This was the first reaction of our lucky winner after being informed she had just won a jaw-dropping $1.31 million thanks to her bet on the Mega Millions lottery.
The grandmother to eleven signed up to Lottoland in January of this year and has been betting across the full range of Australian and International lotteries since. While she had collected a number of smaller wins, nothing could have prepared her for the life-changing sum that was about to come her way.
The lucky Lottoland member’s MegaMillions bet successfully matched 5 from 5 main numbers – 16, 39, 47, 53, 71. Her “completely random” set of numbers were enough to earn her the massive Division 2 prize – a staggering $1,315,650.04.
“I received a phone call from Lottoland and I was ecstatic,” said the new millionaire.
She immediately informed her husband of the exciting news and started making plans for her newfound freedom.
“I’m going to visit my family in Romania – I haven’t been there in 20 years – and maybe I’ll buy a house,” she added.
A big congratulations to our winner from everyone at Lottoland!
Winner Uses Subscription Feature to Win
Our Melbourne mum noted she has the Lottoland Subscription feature to thank for her win.
Subscription allows you the opportunity to register your chosen numbers for a set number of draws on your chosen lottery. For example, if you wanted to bet with the same numbers on MegaMillions for 6 weeks, you can set this up with a Subscription and Lottoland will take care of the rest for you.
Subscription allows you to rest easy knowing that you will never miss a bet on your favourite draw, just like our lucky Victorian above! You can amend your subscription as you go and opt out at any time. Find out more about subscriptions.
Download the App and Get Winning
Thanks to Lottoland, Australians now have the opportunity to win the gigantic jackpots that are offered in overseas lotteries. Why win a million when you can win a billion, right?
Whether it’s US Power, EuroMillions or MegaMillions, you now have the opportunity to win a jaw-dropping amount of cash.
The Lottoland App allows you to bet on local and overseas lotteries and is available for both iPhone and Android smartphones. Get it from the App store today, and start winning millions on your mobile tomorrow!
How Can I Win MegaMillions?
Despite the $1.3m MegaMillions win being more than what Australians can collect winning the jackpot on the local Monday/Wednesday lotto, it was actually only the Division 2 prize! The MegaMillions Division 1 Jackpot wasn’t won and climbs to a mind-boggling US $186 million* (approx. $245 million*) this Saturday.
To win the MegaMillions Jackpot, you need to pick 5 numbers from a range of 1-75 and one MegaBall from a range of 1-15. Match all five main numbers and the MegaBall and you will be rolling in a ridiculous amount of cash!
Our lucky Melbournian was actually just one ball away from winning the MegaBall Jackpot and being instantly catapulted into an Australian rich list. Her chosen MegaBall was the number 2, but had she selected the number 15, the MegaMillions jackpot was hers! Still, who can argue with a $1,315,650.04