Three share in $90 million Boxing Day win

Three people in the Sydney area have clinched $32 million each in the Boxing Day lottery.

Three people in the Sydney area have clinched $32 million each in the Boxing Day lottery. Photo: Getty

Three people in Sydney have become multi-millionaires winning $32 million each in Oz Lotto’s giant Boxing Day draw.

Three lucky punters will begin 2024 as multi-millionaires after clinching Oz Lotto’s $90 million Boxing Day draw.

Two of three winners – who are all from Sydney – say they’ll spend the money on a new home and an overseas trip while one couple plans to retire early.

The third winner is yet to answer the life-changing phone call from lottery officials.

A Sutherland Shire dad said he took a punt on the $90 million draw never expecting to take home the life-changing win.

“I just thought, ‘stuff it, I’m going for it’,” he said.

While getting ready for bed the man received a call from an official from The Lott on Tuesday night, mistakenly thinking he’d won $32,000, rather than the $32 million.

“What? Thirty two million!” he said.

“I read it as $32,000. I didn’t read it properly.

“This type of thing doesn’t happen to someone like me.”

The family man said he plans to buy a house, set the kids up and enjoy a holiday overseas.

A Campbelltown man and his wife are contemplating an early retirement after describing the win as “a dream come true”.

“I can’t believe it! I’m shaking!” he said when his prize was confirmed.

“I sometimes play, and today I saw there was a $90 million draw, so I just grabbed a ticket this afternoon.”

The western Sydney man said the prize money will be shared among his family.

“Some of my family have been going through hard times lately and this is going to be a huge help,” he said.

“My wife and I work very hard, but I think an early retirement is on the cards, along with helping our children and family.”

Lottery officials say they have been unable to make contact with the third winner on the contact details provided.

The winning entry was purchased from a NSW Lotteries outlet in the Cumberland Shire.

“Sadly whenever we called the number provided, it just rang out and went straight to message bank,” the Lott spokesman Matt Hart said.

Each winning entry took home a division one prize of $32,629,794.23.

The winning numbers in Oz Lotto draw 1558 on Tuesday were 17, 44, 22, 42, 31, 24 and 28, while the supplementary numbers were 3, 16 and 39.


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