Twenty-five years after her husband passed away, a Kings Langley grandmother has woken up as a newly-minted millionaire from using his favourite numbers on her Lotto entry. 

The Greater Western Sydney resident held one of the three division one winning entries nationally in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 4123 and took home $1 million. 

So far in 2021, there have been 18 division one winning entries in the Western Sydney & Blue Mountains region, collectively taking home $30 million. 

Confirming her life-changing win with us this morning, the retiree explained the windfall was sentimental. 

“Oh my! I’m so overwhelmed. I thought it was all a dream,” she cried. 

“Since my husband passed away, I’ve been playing his numbers ever since. He’d always purchase an entry into Monday & Wednesday Lotto. I thought I’d keep the numbers going. 

“It would be 25 years next month since he passed. He must be looking down on me this morning. 

“My son and I checked the numbers last night after dinner. We couldn’t believe it. We didn’t know if it was true. We were up until 12.30 last night, pacing up and down. 

“I didn’t think it was real. I just rang my son a few minutes ago and told him that ‘I haven’t received a phone call yet, and I don’t think it’s real’. 

“After discovering the news, I only had a couple of hours of sleep last night. It was a very sleepless night! 

“When I was younger, I used to send money to mum and dad in Victoria for our family lottery. A win has been a long-time coming!” 

When asked how she planned to enjoy her million-dollar fortune, the loving grandmother said it would be equally shared between her son and herself. 

“The prize will go towards my son and I. I’ve always wanted to help my son and set him up. He’s my main priority,” she shared. 

“Funny story! Just last night, my son said we should buy two televisions. I said to him, ‘we have good enough televisions; we don’t need another one!’. 

"However, in terms of my half of the prize, I’d like to put it towards investing in more shares. 

“We’re a big fan of cruises! Once cruises are back, we will book a cruise out of Sydney to Perth.” 

Her winning marked 18-game entry was purchased at Kings Langley Newsagency, Shop 4, Kings Langley Shopping Centre, Cnr James Cook Dr & Ravenhill Street, Kings Langley. 

Kings Langley Newsagency owner Peter Hong said the news had brought excitement to the whole team. 

“It’s beautiful news! We’re all very excited. Very happy for the regular customer,” he revealed.

“Since I’ve owned the outlet, we’ve been waiting a whole seven years to sell a division one winning entry. It’s been a while, but the first of many more! 

“A big congratulations to the winner. We hope the win can help them in some way.”