The Australian wing of Lotto has announced that for the first time in its lotto history, no one has come as yet to claim the jackpot amount of $15 million announced on Tuesday night. Locating the owner of this lotto winner has become a priority for the organizers of South Australian lotto today as it was purchased in a random sale from Paralowie Village Lotteries close to Adelaide. The lotto organizers were sorely disappointed with the situation as they were unable to find the actual lotto winner of the jackpot amount which was not registered with South Australian Lottery Easiplay Club, and therefore, no contact details were available.
This jackpot amount of $15 million has not been announced till date in the history of South Australian Lotto. The last large lotto amount which was won around Jun 2014 amounted to $5 million and was claimed by a man based in Yorke Peninsula. The lottery operator which sold the ticket has made a public appeal requesting the unregistered lotto winner to claim his prize money. This is the second case of unclaimed prize in South Australia’s lotto today as the previous one was four months ago amounting to $583,868.36 from a ticket purchased in Mount Barker Hotel. The winning amount was announced in April 2014 and Barker hotel is requesting all patrons who purchased lotto tickets to check for the winning combination announced on online lotto.
The scene in Queensland
In Queensland, too, there was an unusual lottery prize amount of $35 million which lay unclaimed for several days. The woman who made a claim for this prize money is from Sunshine Coast and she won this fantastic amount on a Powerball ticket. During an interview with Golden Casket, the ecstatic winner announced that the most she has won at previous online lotto attempts has been $20-$30, so this is an unbelievable dream come true for her. With this amount, the winner is confident of fulfilling her dreams and is already considering retirement plans. The South Australian lotto industry realizes the importance of lottery money for needy people across the coast and is trying to find the owner of the jackpot ticket who can easily claim prize money of $15 million that can help them relax for life.