A Mount Hutton woman has woken up to a wondrous $800,000 win in last night’s Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw after using her late mum’s cherished lottery numbers on her entry. 

This morning, we reached out to the long-time player who had just checked her ticket and was flushed with emotion.

“We’ve been laughing, crying!” she said.

“It’s unreal. I was in shock. I checked my ticket this morning and at first I thought I’d won $805. I thought it was enough to keep me going!

“Then I thought, hang on. There’s more zero’s at the end! I couldn’t believe it.

“While I’ve been playing Lotto for many years, I’ve been playing these exact numbers consistently in the last six months. I chose these numbers because of my mum.

“She’s no longer with us, and I wanted to keep her legacy going. I’m sure she’s looking down at me today!

“I’ve already phoned my children and told them the winning news. They’re absolutely delighted!”

The merry mother shared she couldn’t wait to retire after decades of working and go on a long-awaited overseas holiday with her family.

“I’ve wanted to retire for a very long time, but I’ve always said I’d do it after my mortgage is paid off in full. My job can be stressful but very rewarding! Now that retirement dream is a reality,” she exclaimed.

“I’ve always wanted to pay for my family and grandchildren to go on a holiday too. So, now I can plan to go a big family holiday!”

Her marked System 8 entry was purchased at Nextra Mt Hutton,  Shop 46/7 Lake Macquarie Square, 46 Wilsons Road, Mount Hutton.

Nextra Mt Hutton manager Amanda Gribble said she was beaming with excitement after finding out her store had sold a division one winning entry.

“We were so excited to hear that one of our customers had landed a division one win worth $800,000 - what a great prize!” she exclaimed.

“We have decorated our newly renovated store up with balloons to share the excitement with our customers. They’ll be pleased to know their local newsagency has sold a division one win.

“Congratulations to our winner and we thank them for supporting our outlet. We hope this division one win allows them to conquer some amazing dreams and aspirations.”