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You’ve won online lottery, now what?

What to do after a big lottery win

Finding out you have won a big lottery prize could be the most exciting news you’ll ever receive. After all, everyone dreams of winning a big lottery jackpot!

But what happens after you choose the winning numbers and win?

How do you collect your prize money?

You don’t need to fly overseas to collect your prize money if you win!

We’ll collect the win on our matching ticket and pay you the exact same amount we collect.

If you play the lottery with The Lottery Office and win over AUD$10,000, you will be contacted within 2 business days to tell us your preferred payment method. You’ll also need to confirm your ID.

If you win less than AUD$10,000, we’ll transfer the prize money directly to your Lottery Office account.

Any winning tickets will be recorded in the My Draws section of your online account.

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Can you remain anonymous?

If you play with The Lottery Office and win, you can remain anonymous. We’ll keep your details private so you can enjoy your winnings in peace.

You have the cash, now what?

Most lottery winners will immediately start thinking about what they can buy after a big lottery win.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of stories of broke lottery winners. While it’s great to splurge a little, to safeguard your winnings and make your money last, you can:

  • hire a trusted team of professionals to help you manage your money
  • clear your debts
  • plan on how you’d like to invest or spend your money
  • make a will so the right people will get your money if anything should happen to you
  • learn to say no to people looking for handouts and give to the people you genuinely want to help.

Should you keep playing lottery after a big win?

It may seem unlikely, but for some lottery winners, luck has struck twice!

David and Kathleen Long won EuroMillions twice in two years! In 2013 they won their first £1 million (AUD$1.8 million), and then again in March 2015 they followed it up with another big £1 million (AUD$1.8 million) win!

Many players say they will keep playing even after their big lottery win. Even after winning a huge AUD$45,612.30 as a result of the July 2019 US Powerball draw, a lucky Lottery Office player said he will continue to play, saying, “I will keep on playing, so maybe we’ll talk again!”

Dream of winning lottery? Increase the possibility of winning lottery and sign up for a Lottery Office account and start to play today!

FAQ

How do you collect your prize money?

If you play the lottery with The Lottery Office and win over AUD$10,000, you will be contacted within 2 business days to tell us your preferred payment method to collect your prize money. You’ll also need to confirm your ID. If you win less than AUD$10,000, we’ll transfer the prize money directly to your Lottery Office account where you can collect your prize money.

Can you remain anonymous?

If you play with The Lottery Office and win, you can remain anonymous. We’ll keep your details private so you can enjoy your winnings in peace.

Should you keep playing lottery after a big win?

Many players say they will keep playing lottery after a big win. It may seem unlikely, but for some lottery winners, luck has struck twice!