What could you do with $4.8 million dollars?

It’s a question pondered by one Canberran who bought themselves a winning lotto ticket back in April but is still yet to claim their prize.

Officials are now pleading with Canberrans to double check their tickets as it’s one of eight unclaimed major prizes across the ACT and New South Wales.

“From old shopping bags and fridge doors, to car gloveboxes and sock drawers, Aussies certainly have a history of storing winning lottery tickets in weird and wonderful places,” Lauren Cooney from the Lott said.

“We’ve had past division one winners come forward months and even years after the draw after finding an old ticket in the back of a drawer, in the central console of their car, and at the bottom of their handbag.” She added.

Canberrans winning ticket was purchased at the Thistle Kiosk in Woden, picking up a division one prize in the Set for Life draw on 8 April.

“The oldest division one winning entry we have unclaimed in New South Wales is a Saturday Lotto prize worth $1 million from a draw in 2018.”


All of the unclaimed prizes are from tickets that weren’t registered online, with officials having no way on contact the lucky winners.

“We’re in the business of paying prizes and should you win big, you’ll want us to be able to reach out to you with the winning news.” Ms Cooney said.