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Australia Mates become millionaires after accidentally buying identical lottery tickets

12:50  08 november  2019
12:50  08 november  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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a boat is docked next to a body of water: Two mates from Goolwa, on the mouth of the Murray River, won the lottery after accidentally buying identical tickets.© Peter Mathew/The Age Two mates from Goolwa, on the mouth of the Murray River, won the lottery after accidentally buying identical tickets. Two South Australian mates have made "the greatest stuff-up in the world" after accidentally buying identical lottery tickets, that ended up winning.

The workmates, from Goolwa, have been entering the lottery for years, but had both forgotten whose turn it was and ending up both buying a ticket with the same numbers.

As a result, they both ended up $1.67 million richer after winning the division one prize on Saturday's X Lotto draw.

"My mate thought it was his turn last week, but it was actually mine and I'd already put it on," one of the anonymous winners said.

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"It's incredible that the week we both end up with a ticket, thanks to a mistake, is the week our numbers are drawn.

"And if you knew the two of us, the more likely scenario is that the week our numbers are pulled out of the barrel is the week we'd both forget to buy a ticket."

The pair said they will be quitting their jobs and retiring together.

a hand holding a book: Twelve winners split the $20 million lottery draw.© Supplied Twelve winners split the $20 million lottery draw.

Twelve winners took home the division one prize in Saturday's draw.

The winning numbers were 12, 21, 10, 2, 1 and 42, with the supplementary numbers 13 and 40.

Meanwhile, another South Australian may not realise they are a new millionaire after Wednesday's X Lotto draw.

A customer at Munno Para Newsagency bought the winning ticket, but did not register it.

As a consequence, lottery officials have no way of telling them they are a million dollars richer.

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