Queenslanders share $140m in lotto wins this year

FEELING lucky, Queensland?

In the past six months, more than $140 million in division one prize money has been shared among 67 Quenesland players.

New figures released by Golden Casket showed Cairns to be the luckiest part of the state, with nine top wins awarded since January 1.

Among the top postcodes for lotto wins were Buddina on the Sunshine Coast, with two wins worth a combined $2.58 million and North Rockhampton with two wins paying a total of $2.5 million

However the biggest single windfall was by an online player who scored a staggering $40 million Powerball jackpot.

Most winners took home the cash after playing Saturday Gold Lotto which contributed 47 of the 67 prize wins.

Golden Casket spokesperson Zoe Knobel said it's important to remember that Lotto Hotspots are the result of a random game of chance.

"Players should remember that despite certain areas topping the division one winning lists to date in 2014, it doesn't mean a ticket purchased in those suburbs has a greater chance of winning," she said.

 

DIVISION ONE PRIZES - 1 January 2014 - 30 June 2014
 

State

Prizes Won

Biggest Prize

Total Prizes

Queensland

67

$40,000,000.00

$143,053,801.33

 

 
 
LOTTO HOTSPOT REGIONS - MID-YEAR 2014
Regions* with most division one prizes won across all lotto games in Queensland
 

Rank

Region

Prizes Won

Biggest Prize

Total Prizes

1

Far North Queensland

9

$6,000,000.00

$20,382,629.98

2

Logan City

8

$1,428,571.43

$6,952,564.09

3

Gold Coast

6

$15,000,000.00

$18,283,983.67

4

Brisbane Northern Suburbs

6

$1,909,090.91

$5,958,757.51

5

Central Queensland

6

$2,000,000.00

$5,109,379.51

6

North Queensland

5

$2,000,000.00

$6,540,923.18

7

Ipswich & Lockyer Valley

5

$2,000,000.00

$6,159,928.90

8

Brisbane Southern Suburbs

5

$1,105,263.16

$3,850,844.41

9

Sunshine Coast

4

$15,000,000.00

$18,170,934.10

10

Brisbane Eastern Suburbs

4

$859,575.94

$2,650,097.35

11

Online

3

$40,000,000.00

$41,978,434.10

12

Moreton Bay Region

3

$2,000,000.00

$3,868,868.70

13

Wide Bay Burnett

1

$1,294,117.65

$1,294,117.65

14

Brisbane Western Suburbs

1

$1,000,000.00

$1,000,000.00

15

Mackay, Isaac & Whitsunday

1

$852,338.18

$852,338.18

 
*Golden Casket includes 'Online' as a virtual region.
 

LOTTO HOTSPOT POSTCODES - MID-YEAR 2014
Postcodes with multiple division one prizes won across all lotto games in Queensland
 

Rank

Suburb

Postcode

Prizes Won

Biggest Prize

Total Prizes

1

Cairns (central)

4870

5

$6,000,000.00

$10,877,986.01

2

Browns Plains

4118

2

$520,831.15

$971,694.69

3

Buddina, Wurtulla

4575

2

$1,909,090.91

$2,587,065.74

4

Carindale

4152

2

$859,575.94

$1,443,444.30

5

Highland Park

4211

2

$15,000,000.00

$16,106,263.16

6

Keperra

4054

2

$1,909,090.91

$2,593,407.36

7

North Lakes, Mango Hill

4509

2

$1,348,037.55

$1,868,868.70

8

North Rockhampton

4701

2

$2,000,000.00

$2,513,011.97

9

Stafford, Everton Park

4053

2

$1,000,000.00

$1,513,011.97

10

Surfers Paradise, Benowa

4217

2

$520,831.15

$578,098.00

11

Townsville

4810

2

$1,105,263.16

$2,118,820.30



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