The world’s biggest current lottery has jackpotted again to $320 million and Aussies have until Saturday to enter
Australian company The Lottery Office is providing Aussie players the chance to win the massive Italian Super Jackpot of AUD$320million, which ends Saturday May 28 at 10PM (AEST), reported to be the biggest jackpot in its history.
There’s a chance it could be a very lucky Australian, but if it is a local winner, it’s likely they’d keep the money and their secret to themselves.
A survey, commissioned by The Lottery Office, found a third of Australians wouldn’t even tell their family if they won big in the lottery.
Surprisingly, of the respondents, 33 per cent said their children would not be entitled to any of the winnings.
The Lottery Office CEO Jaclyn Wood said the survey found people were cautious when it comes to giving or donating money, which proves it is fantastic when a person is willing to spread their wealth around when they do receive a win.
“Our survey found 39 per cent would not tell anyone they won the lottery, including 16 per cent who wouldn’t tell their own partner,” she said. “Results also showed 35 per cent wouldn’t split the winnings with their own partner. The survey also found 60 per cent wouldn’t share with their siblings.
“Interestingly, 71 per cent believe winning the lottery changes people’s values, so when someone wins a lottery and stays true to their values and donates a portion of the winnings, that is truly remarkable and honourable.”
The Lottery Office donates a percentage of the cost of every ticket sold to charities across the country, allowing the organisation to make a positive impact on the lives of everyday Australians.
“We’re Australia’s ticket to the world’s largest official lotteries. When Australians purchase tickets in our lotteries, we purchase a matching ticket in the overseas draw and when one of our customers win, we pay them the exact amount of the winnings we collect from the overseas lottery ticket,” Ms Wood said.
For those looking to avoid the lottery curse, Ms Wood strongly suggested keeping your win to yourself and hire a financial planner.
“It’s hard to comprehend having $1 million, let alone acquiring a few hundred million overnight, so to avoid blowing it all I would talk to a professional and maybe not shout it from the rooftops.
“If one of our customers won the division one prize from this draw, it would put them straight into rich list territory,” she said.
A full list of current lotteries and their jackpots is available on The Lottery Office website: www.lotteryoffice.com.au