Australia’s biggest Oz Lotto jackpot in nearly two years will be drawn on Tuesday night.
Australia’s Official Lotteries – the Lott anticipated nearly 50 per cent of Aussies would purchase a ticket in the hope of winning $50 million.
No division one winning entries in the past six weeks was the reason for the substantial jackpot.
August 2015 saw Oz Lotto players gunning for their share in $60 million, with the prize being shared by three winning entries.
Spokesperson Elissa Lewis said a flood of last-minute entries was expected.
“Not only are regular Oz Lotto customers returning in droves, we’re also seeing eye-on-the-prize players lining up for the chance to share in $50 million,” she said.
Newstead Newsagency & Lotto owner Glen Clark said ticket sales had been consistent for the past three days.
The agency had seen a lot of new faces since selling a winning ticket in TattsLotto’s $21 million Superdraw on Saturday, May 13, 2017.
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“They’ve (customers) been coming in saying we are a lucky newsagency because we’ve sold two winners in the last eight months,” Mr Clark said.
Since taking over the agency eight years ago Mr Clark and his wife, co-owner Louise Clark, have sold three winning tickets.
Mr Clark was expecting an influx of customers before they close at 5.30pm on Tuesday.
The $50 million Oz Lotto draw 1222 will be broadcast around 8:45pm AEST on July 18, 2017.