“I’ve never won anything more than a Christmas cake” cries Ballina woman after Lucky Lotteries win
A Ballina woman has cried tears of joy after hearing the life-changing news she won $100,000 in the latest Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw.
The joyful winner took home the guaranteed 1st Prize of $100,000 in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10266, drawn Tuesday 15 January 2019.
The woman was initially in disbelief when we contacted her to break the life-changing news.
“No. You’re just joking, aren’t you?” she questioned.
“Are you fair dinkum?
“I can’t believe it.
When the winner took a moment to let the news of her unexpected windfall sink in, she broke down with tears of joy.
“This is a god send,” she cried with emotion.
“I can’t explain what this means to me.
“Thank you, thank you.
“I’m just over the moon. I’ve got the shakes!”
The woman revealed she had been playing lottery religiously for decades.
“I’ve been playing for 37 years and have never missed putting the lotto on,” she said.
“I’ve bought a ticket every single week since 1982 and have never won anything like this.
“The only thing I have ever won is a Christmas cake!”
The happy winner explained she needed some time to think about exactly how she will use her windfall.
“I will sit on it for a while,” she said.
“It’s almost too much for me to contemplate.
“I can’t believe that this is true!”
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning entry of one random number at Quay West News, Shop 6 & 7, Quay West Shopping Centre, Pacific Highway, Ballina.
Quay West News owner Justine Smith said the store was buzzing with excitement after selling the 1st Prize winning entry.
“We get just as much joy out of the win as if we had won the prize for ourselves!” she exclaimed.
“It’s so lovely to be part of it. What a great way to start the year!”