No joke! Toowoomba woman $100,000 richer from latest Lucky Lotteries draw
While she initially thought she was being pranked for an episode of Australia’s Funniest Home Videos, a Toowoomba woman now realises she’s $100,000 richer from the latest Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw.
The surprised winner scored a Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot 1st Prize in draw 10436, drawn Tuesday 12 January 2021 and takes home the guaranteed 1st Prize of $100,000.
As well as winning the 1st Prize, the stoked woman also won a consolation prize of $1,000 boosting her total windfall to $101,000.
When we reached the winner this afternoon, she explained she got the shock of her life when she checked her ticket and saw she’d won.
“I went into the newsagency this morning and when I checked my ticket, the lady at the counter just went completely blank,” she shared.
“She told me to come into a private room, sat me down with a glass of water and that’s when I found out.
“I originally thought I might be on one of those funniest home video shows, or some kind or prank show!
“It felt like a gotcha moment. But they reassured me it was real, it was happening!
“I got very panicked and felt like I was about to have a stroke! “It’s just amazing. I am still in shock now.
“I haven’t told my family yet, but I am going to break the news to them once the money is in my account. I’ll just show them the transaction on my phone!
“They will definitely want to celebrate then.”
When asked how she planned to enjoy her prize, the overjoyed woman already had several ideas.
“I am going to pay off my bills and share some with my family,” she explained.
“Then last week I was looking at all this jewellery I wanted but I thought to myself ‘dream on girl, dream on!’ But now I might go back and actually get something!”
The happy winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her entry of 2 consecutive numbers at The Lucky Charm Clifford Gardens, Shop 2-2A, Clifford Gardens Shopping Centre, Anzac Avenue & James Street, Toowoomba.
The Lucky Charm Clifford Gardens team member Katie Picton said the outlet was celebrating selling another major prize.
“It’s great news,” she said.
“We sold a 1st Prize in Lucky Lotteries not that long ago, so it’s great to sell another one.
“Congratulations to our winner! We hope she really enjoys her prize and it’s been a great surprise for her.
“Hopefully we can make more of our customers major prize winners in 2021.”