Mistaking it for a scam call, a Newcastle woman working from home initially hung up on lottery officials trying to inform her she’d won a $100,000 Lucky Lotteries prize. 

The New South Wales resident scored the guaranteed 1st Prize of $100,000 in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10497, drawn Tuesday 19 October 2021. 

When we finally got a hold of the winner, she was still recovering from the winning revelation. 

“Oh my god! I’m in shock,” she laughed. 

“Wow! I had absolutely no clue. I opened The Lott app and I couldn’t see that I’d had a win. However, when I went into the actual ticket to check the results, it said I’d won $100,000! 

“Initially, when you called, I thought it was a prank. I apologise for hanging up on you! 

“I’m lost for words. As soon as I get off the phone I’ll ring my partner to tell him. He won’t believe the news. 

“This has seriously made my day.” 

With $100,000 about to hit her bank account, the elated woman said she already had plans for her prize. 

“I’ve been wanting to purchase a house for a very long time. This will be going towards a house deposit for sure!” she shared. 

“I was going to do some overtime at work tonight, but I’ll organise to celebrate the win instead. 

“I’m lost for words.” 

Her winning entry of seven random numbers was purchased online at thelott.com – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.