A Kelso woman has attributed her $1.54 million Lucky Lotteries win to a stranger in front of her at the newsagency who inspired her to buy an entry – one of only a handful of lottery tickets she’s ever bought in her life. 

The regional New South Wales player won the Jackpot Prize of $1.54 million in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10425, drawn Monday 16 November 2020. 

The winning ticket was unregistered, so we had no way of contacting the ticketholder with the news. 

Speaking with our team this afternoon, the overjoyed woman explained how she came to discover her multi-million-dollar win. 

“I am a bit excited,” she laughed. 

“Oh god! I can’t believe this. 

“You know this is probably only the second or third lottery ticket I have ever bought. 

“When I was in the newsagency last week, someone in front of me was buying a Lucky Lotteries ticket, so I decided I might get one too. 

“Gosh it was so random. I was only in there because I needed to buy a card and never would’ve bought that ticket if the lady in front of me hadn’t bought one. 

“And then today I came in to buy the paper and the lady at the counter was telling the customer in front of me that there was a mystery winner. 

“I thought ‘oh my god, imagine if it’s me’. 

“The newsagent took one look at the ticket and said ‘I’ve memorised the winning number, and you have the winning number. You’re the mystery winner!’. 

“It’s so surreal. I never thought I would be a millionaire, but now I am! 

“It’s unimaginable. You always dream of winning, but never think it will happen. 

“I can’t believe I’ve had a million-dollar ticket sitting in my wallet. I am so scared that I am going to lose this! 

“This is unreal. It feels like destiny!” 

When asked how she planned to enjoy her prize, she said already had a few ideas. 

“I will definitely pay off the mortgage,” she shared. 

“And I will do something to spoil myself. I am sure there will be some holidays too. 

“But for now, I just need to go home and let this sink in! I am sure I will think of plenty of things to use my prize for after I actually start to believe this is real.” 

The life-changing entry was purchased at Trinity News & Gifts, Shop 7, Trinity Heights Shopping Centre, Cnr Marsden Street & Gilmour St, Kelso.

 Trinity News & Gifts owner Sharon Bryon said she was delighted to be able to deliver the winning news to her customer. 

“We are so happy it is a local customer,” she said. 

“We are so incredibly happy for her and we wish her all the very best. 

“I can’t believe I was able to deliver the winning news to her. It was breathtaking and a moment I will never forget. 

“This is the biggest winning news I have been able to deliver. It was so exciting! 

“We wish her all the very best. I am so glad we were able to make one of our customers a millionaire.”