It turns out winning the Lotto is all about location, location, location.

At least, that’s what the latest figures released by Lotto seem to reveal.

From 1 December 2015 to 30 November 2016, Queensland Lotto players won 99 division one prizes and pocketed more than $200 million in division one prize money, good for third place nationally.

Queensland also scored the single largest jackpot in the country when a Hervey Bay couple won $70 million on Powerball in January.

Of course, we don’t really endorse the idea of uprooting your life and moving to a new town just to have a (questionably) better chance at winning the lottery — but if you’re going to do it, 4680 (Gladstone and Boyd Island) and 4740 (Mackay North, Mackay West, Andergrove and Rural View) are the postcodes to watch.

Five division one winning tickets were sold in the 4680 and 4740 postcodes within a 12 month period, totalling more than $6 million and $3 million in division one prize money, respectively.

“While it’s tempting to think about rushing to the Lotto hotspots to buy your next ticket, Lotto players should remember that lottery games are entertaining games of chance and every number on your ticket has an equal chance of being drawn, no matter where you buy your ticket,” Golden Casket spokesperson Elissa Lewis says.

“There’s no way of knowing where the next big Lotto prize will land and there’s only one way to improve your chances of winning — buy a ticket!”

The QLD postcodes with the most frequent division one prizes won across all games

  1. 4680 — Gladstone & Boyd Island (5 wins, $6,092,285.04 total)
  2. 4740 — Mackay North, Mackay West, Andergrove & Rural View (5 wins, $3,054,841.01 total)
  3. 4216 — Paradise Point & Biggera Waters (3 wins, $22,333,333.34 total)
  4. 4350 — Toowoomba & Middle Ridge (3 wins, $1,992,148.60 total)
  5. 4122 — Upper Mount Gravatt & Mount Gravatt (3 wins, $1,724,839.78 total)
  6. 4129 — Loganholme (3 wins, $1,020,318.68 total)

The QLD postcodes with the highest total division one prize amount across all games

  1. 4216 — Paradise Point & Biggera Waters (3 wins, $22,333,333.34 total)
  2. 4680 — Gladstone & Boyne Island (5 wins, $6,092,285.04 total)
  3. 4053 — Stafford & Stafford Heights (2 wins, $3,871,054.91 total)
  4. 4740 — Mackay North, Mackay West, Andergrove & Rural View (5 wins, $3,054,841.04 total)
  5. 4179 — Manly West (2 wins, $2,445,935.26 total)

The QLD regions with the most frequent division one wins across all games

  1. Gold Coast (8 wins, $30,303,770.56 total)
  2. Central Queensland (8 wins, $8,036,940.05 total)
  3. Sunshine Coast (7 wins, $8,692,167.18 total)
  4. Logan City (7 wins, $6,854,461.22 total)
  5. Brisbane Northern Suburbs (6 wins, $8,499,014.09 total)
  6. Brisbane Southern Suburbs (6 wins, $2,749,338.26 total)
  7. Wide Bay Burnett (5 wins, $79,001,747.12 total)
  8. Moreton Bay Region (5 wins, $4,987,199.30 total)
  9. Darling Downs and South West (5 wins, $3,598,220.96 total)
  10. Mackay and Whitsundays (5 wins, $3,054,841.01 total)

Have you ever won big in the lottery, or do you think it’s a waste of time? Let us know in the comments below!