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Your chance to win a prize, just for sitting in the middle

We know that not every seat is created equal. But we believe that every seat should be wonderful - even the ones in the middle.

That’s why we created the Middle Seat Lottery. It turns the middle seat into a chance to win wonderful prizes, like Velocity Platinum Status and a million Points, Caribbean cruises with Virgin Voyages including return flights to the US, or even a custom artwork by an Australian artist.

Competition starts 24 October, 2022
Competition ends 23 April, 2023

Flown within the last 48 hours and ready to enter?


There are 26 wonderful prizes to be won

Click below for details, with more to come soon!

Fly in the middle seat between 21 - 27 Nov and you could win a Cairns adventure package


Two nights of thrilling adventure for you and a friend in the tropical oasis of Cairns. That includes accommodation, return flights, and a range of thrilling adventures, if you dare. Bungy jumping, giant swinging, river rafting or tubing in the great Barron River — this adventure could be one middle seat away. 

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Prize courtesy of Tourism Tropical North Queensland

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Fly in the middle seat between 28 November- 4 December and you could win a McLaren Vale Food and Wine experience


This one’s for the foodies. Get a taste of the most wonderful food and wine that McLaren Vale has to offer, with an exclusive behind-the-scenes day tour with Simon Burley, Coast & Co, where you’ll play the winemaker with an interactive d'Arenberg Blending Bench experience. And to top it off, finish with a Helivista helicopter tour to see the region by air. This prize includes Economy flights to Adelaide and a 2-night stay at the Hotel Indigo. Prizes courtesy of South Australian Tourism Commission.

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Prize courtesy of South Australian Tourism Commission

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Fly in the middle seat between 5 - 11 December and you could win a say spa-themed bar cart


Who says you can’t put relaxation on wheels? Straight from the aircraft aisle to you, this Virgin Australia bar cart has been refurbished into the most zen cart you could imagine. It comes fully stocked with everything you need to give your living room that Day Spa feel.

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Fly in the middle seat between 12 - 18 December and you could win a 5-night cruise to Tasmania


Set sail from Melbourne to all the temptations of Tasmania aboard the wonderful Resilient Lady. Arriving in Hobart, you’ll have time to explore the island’s whimsical capital and the wild north-western shores of Burnie.

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Prize courtesy of Virgin Voyages

Fly in the middle seat between 19 - 25 December and you could win a Platinum Status upgrade and a million Velocity Points


Ever wanted to be a Velocity Points millionaire? Well, here's your chance. If you win the Middle Seat Lottery this week, you'll get a million Velocity Points transferred to your Velocity account, plus an upgrade to Platinum Status.

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Fly in the middle seat between 26 December - 1 January and you could win a flight for two people for each month of the year plus a year of Lounge access


Cosy up to the movers, shakers and decision makers with a 12-month Lounge membership and 12 domestic Economy flights for two people to anywhere on the Virgin Australia network.

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Fly in the middle seat between 2 - 8 January and you could win a 2-night stay at Hamilton Island's luxury resort, qualia



Are you ready for the VIP experience? Well, it’s all here in this prize. Fly to Hamilton Island for the best it has to offer, with a 2-night stay in a Leeward Pavilion at the island’s luxury resort, qualia. Enjoy breakfast, a Talk and Taste culinary experience, your own electric golf buggy and even a 24hr chauffeur service. Take a scenic helicopter flight over Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, Whitsunday Island, Hook Island & Heart Reef, with use of the Heart Reef Pontoon and all snorkelling equipment provided. And of course, there’s sparkling wine to finish.

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Prize courtesy of Hamilton Island Enterprises Ltd

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Fly in the middle seat between 9 - 15 January and you could win a tickets on the annual Virgin Australia Pride Flight


Experience the famously fun and fabulous Virgin Australia Pride Flight, Business Class to Sydney for the always wonderful Sydney Mardi Gras, 2023. The prize includes accommodation in Sydney and connecting return flights from your closest local Virgin Australia port.

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Fly in the middle seat between 16 - 22 January and you could win a tickets to your AFL team's away games

Feel free to consider yourself an honorary member of the team, with flights and tickets to the away games of your team for the 2023 AFL season. Excludes quarter, semi and grand final games.

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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 24: Richmond fans celebrate at the end of the game during the 2020 AFL Grand Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the Geelong Cats at The Gabba on October 24, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/AFL Photos)

Fly in the middle seat between 23 - 29 January and you could win a 5-night cruise to Tasmania

Set sail from Melbourne to all the temptations of Tasmania aboard the wonderful Resilient Lady. Arriving in Hobart, you’ll have time to explore the island’s whimsical capital and the wild north-western shores of Burnie. 

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Prize courtesy of Virgin Voyages

Fly in the middle seat between 30 January - 5 February and you could win a Sydney seaplane adventure

This is a real pearler of a prize. Stay overnight at Kimpton Margot Sydney, followed by a day trip by seaplane to Broken Bay Pearl Farm. Enjoy a tour and an immersive pearl grading experience, plus an exclusive picnic lunch. You’ll even get your very own wonderful pearl to take home. 

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Couple ready to enjoy a Sydney Seaplanes flight from Rose Bay, Sydney.

Prize courtesy of Destination New South Wales

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Fly in the middle seat between 6 - 12 February and you could win a VIP Carlton Football Club Experience

Here’s a prize that’ll never let you down, for the team that never lets you down. You and 3 of your mates will get up close and personal with the 2023 Carlton Football team at one of their home games, as they run on-field and warm-up. You’ll participate in the guard of honour for the team and enjoy reserve seats for the match. The winner will also walk away with a jumper signed by the 2023 team and a Carlton FC merchandise pack.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 03: The Blues head out during the round three AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Hawthorn Hawks at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 03, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images via AFL Photos)

Prize courtesy of Carlton Football Club

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Fly in the middle seat between 13 - 19 February and you could win a Port Lincoln Shark Dive

This prize is truly one for the bucket list. Go diving with great white sharks for a once-in-a-lifetime shark cage experience in Port Lincoln. Enjoy a 2-night stay at the Port Lincoln Hotel and explore everything that the seafood capital of Australia has to offer. 

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Prize courtesy of South Australian Tourism Commission

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Fly in the middle seat between 20 - 26 February and you could win a home cinema bar cart

Before you ask - yes, it does come with a popcorn maker. This one-of-a-kind Virgin Australia bar cart has been retired from its airborne career, and redesigned to make movie nights even more wonderful from inside your living room. 

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Fly in the middle seat between 27 February - 5 March and you could win a Spicers Peak Heli Tour

You haven’t seen Queensland until you’ve seen it via helicopter. Stay 2 nights at the Emporium South Bank and witness the wonderful sights of South-East Queensland from the skies, with a return scenic helicopter flight to the luxurious Spicers Peak Lodge, Maryvale. Take in the views of the World Heritage Listed national park backdrop and enjoy an award-winning gourmet dining experience at Restaurant Peak.

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Prize courtesy of Brisbane Economic Development Agency.

Photo credit: Spicers Retreats

Fly in the middle seat between 20 - 26 February and you could win the Ultimate AFL Grand Final package

Win this one, and your team doesn’t even need to be playing for you to enjoy this year’s Grand Final.  Dine at the ‘Before the Bounce’ pre-game lunch, sit in AFL Grand Final seats, enjoy a pre-game boundary line experience, and get entry to the AFL Grand Final after party.

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How to enter


1. Check your eligibility

First things first, you need to have sat in a middle seat, as shown on your boarding pass. You also need to be a Velocity member, aged 18 or over and reside in Australia. If you’re not already a Velocity a member, it’s free to join.

 

2. Download our app

Open the Virgin Australia app and tap the Middle Seat Lottery tile to find your flight and enter your details. You’ll need to make sure that you have the latest version of the app downloaded.

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You have 48 hours from your scheduled flight departure time to enter.

 

3. Wait and see if you're a winner!

Each time you fly in a middle seat, you’ll be eligible for another entry into that week’s draw. Winners will be notified by email with instructions on how to claim their prize.

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Prize winners

We have 26 incredible prizes up for grabs, check back again soon to see who won and what else was up for grabs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Terms and conditions
For full terms and conditions, view here.

The Promoter is Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd (ABN 36 090 670 965) of registered address 275 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101. The Promotion commences at 12:00am AEST on 24 October 2022 and ends at 11:59pm AEST on 23 April 2023 (Promotion Period). 

Entry is open to Velocity members who are: (1) Australian residents, (2) aged 18 years or over and (3) Virgin Australia guests that have flown on an Eligible Flight (“Entrants”). An Eligible Flight is a domestic Virgin Australia-operated flight where the Entrant was seated in a middle seat as reflected on their boarding pass and in Virgin Australia’s internal systems. The following are not Entrants: Virgin Australia Group employees (and their immediate families), employees of agencies associated with this Promotion, and individuals travelling on Staff Travel. To enter the Promotion, Entrants must, during the Promotion Period and within 48 hours after the scheduled departure time of their Eligible Flight: (i) navigate to the Middle Seat Lottery tile within the Virgin Australia app; (ii) select an Eligible Flight shown in the Virgin Australia app or retrieve the booking for their Eligible Flight using their Booking Reference and Surname; and (iii) select their name from the Eligible Flight booking, input their contact details and their valid Velocity membership number (if not pre-filled), and submit their entry. An Entrant will receive an Entry to the Relevant Draw Period based on the scheduled departure date of their Eligible Flight. Limit of one entry per Entrant for each Eligible Flight taken by the Entrant. There will be 26 Winners (one for each Relevant Draw Period). One Winner will be drawn for each calendar week (the “Relevant Draw Period”) of the Promotion Period following the Relevant Draw Period and will be notified within 2 business days of the draw (as set out in clause 16 of the full terms and conditions).  Winners will be awarded the Prize that is assigned to their Relevant Draw Period (set out in clause 22 of the full terms and conditions). The total prize value is $237,132 AUD (including GST). The Prizes are not exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash. Prizes may be subject to additional terms and conditions of Virgin Australia, Velocity Frequent Flyer, or third-party suppliers. If you wish to be removed from the Promotion, please email info@velocityfrequentflyer.com and provide your full name and Velocity membership number. Full competition terms and conditions can be accessed at virginaustralia.com/msl-terms-conditions. Game of Chance: Authorised under NSW Authority No.: TP/ 01843. Permit No’s: ACT TP22/ 00791 & SA T22/ 613.