An Ipswich mum has laughed with absolute disbelief after hearing confirmation she is $40 million richer after scoring division one in Tuesday’s Oz Lotto draw.
Sharing her joy with an official from the Lott, the down-to-earth winner revealed even though she had checked her ticket straight after the draw, she had not realised she was a multi-millionaire.
“No way! No way! That can’t be true! It must be a mistake!” she laughed with glee.
“I logged onto the Lott app and saw that I had all the numbers and thought I must have won something. I was thinking I would have won a couple of thousand.
“I just kept thinking ‘That can’t be real. That must be a mistake!’.
“It’s just so weird to think I am a multi-millionaire!”
When asked how she planned to enjoy her new-found multi-millionaire status, the thrilled woman confessed it would be life as usual.
“I don’t think much will change. Tomorrow will just be the same old thing. I’ve still got to do the school drop off,” she giggled.
“I just don’t know. I just can’t think.
“I never thought I’d win the lottery. Oh my god, I can’t believe this. I just can’t. It’s very surreal.
“We’ve always wanted to go on a family holiday to Canada, so we’ll do that. We’ll do everything! It will be absolutely life-changing.”
The happy woman also confessed she was expecting a sleepless night ahead.
“I don’t think I’ll be getting any sleep,” she said.
“We’ll probably do something to celebrate tonight. We might have a couple of drinks. We are all just so excited!
The happy woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her 6-game QuickPick entry online.
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