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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 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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Calypso Star Charters

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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Fly in the middle seat between 13 - 19 March and you could win a holiday snap turned into an artwork

Turn your favourite holiday memory into a wonderful one-of-a-kind piece of art. We’ll commission prominent Australian artist Louis Wayling to paint a unique piece based on your favourite holiday photo. 

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Fly in the middle seat between 20 - 26 March and you could win the sports bar cart

This formerly high-flying Virgin Australia bar cart has been returned to ground level, and specifically repurposed for the live sports enthusiast. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a Sunday afternoon watching sport.

Fly in the middle seat between 27 - 2 April and you could win a helicopter pub crawl

Yes, you read that right! A pub crawl by Helicopter. It’s a 5 pub, 7-hour extravaganza that you’ll never forget (no matter how much beer you sample at the pubs). But it doesn’t end there, you’ll also get an amazing look at Darwin and surrounds from above on your quest to find the Top End’s coldest beverage. You’ll also get a bonus scenic trip over Litchfield National Park Waterfalls to top it off.

Prize courtesy of Airborne Solutions.

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Fly in the middle seat between 3 - 9 April and you could win a private island escape

If you’ve ever wanted to say the phrase “I’m taking the helicopter to a private island,” this is the prize for you. Stay 2 nights at Dorsett Gold Coast in a Deluxe King Room (includes breakfast) and enjoy the ultimate private island escape. Arrive to a complete picnic set-up with a delicious gourmet platter, drinks and a 10-minute Scenic flight along the coast.

Prize courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.

Fly in the middle seat between 10 - 16 April and you could win the Ultimate 2023 Toyota AFL Grand Final package

Win this one, and your team doesn’t even need to be playing for you to enjoy this year’s 2023 Toyota AFL Grand Final.  Dine at the ‘Before the Bounce’ pre-game lunch, get seats to the game, enjoy a pre-game boundary line experience, and entry to the AFL Grand Final after party.

Fly in the middle seat between 17 - 23 April and you could win a Virgin Voyages 5-night cruise

Imagine this: you, a friend, and 5 nights of blissful cruising through the breathtaking Caribbean. We’re talking return flights to Miami with United Airlines (in Premium Economy) to hop aboard a Virgin Voyages cruise to explore the majestic Bahamas and pristine waters of Costa Maya in Mexico. You could be one middle seat away from this island-hopping adventure.

Prize courtesy of Virgin Voyages and United Airlines


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.

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.