Million-dollar Lotto win leaves Invermay woman breathless
The revelation that she became a millionaire overnight has left an Invermay woman short of breath and "a little shaky".
The Tasmanian held one of the four division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 4026 on Monday 16 November 2020. Each division one winning entry takes home $1 million.
In addition to winning division one, the retiree's marked System 9 entry also won division three 18 times and division four 45 times, bolstering her total windfall to $1,008,746.20.
Speaking to us this morning, the ecstatic woman recounted how she discovered her new millionaire status after last night's draw.
"I was about to go to bed and I thought I'd just check my ticket," she said.
"I thought the app was broken. I just didn't believe what I was seeing. So I asked one of my children to please check it for me.
"She said I had won $100,000 and I said 'no, look again', and she said 'oh, $1 million!'.
"When she said that, I felt a little shaky in the knees and breathless.
"I've been playing for a long time and have been using the same numbers for a while. Originally, the numbers were just a QuickPick, and I kept them going for the past few years.
"Let’s just say I didn’t sleep like a millionaire last night! I was too excited.”
While she was now a millionaire, the generous Tasmanian mother and grandmother said it was her family that would benefit most.
“This is a great help to me as I’ve been a widower for the past 20 years, but it also means I can really help my kids and grandkids,” she said.
“Every parent wants to be able to help their kids get ahead, and now that I can it makes me so happy.”
The happy winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning entry at Mr Lotto – Invermay, 63-65A Invermay Road, Invermay.
Mr Lotto – Invermay Retail Manager Leah Gower said she was very excited to discover her outlet had sold a division one winning entry.
“We were so thrilled when we found out it was one of our regular customers!” she exclaimed.
“They are such lovely customers and always so much fun to have in the shop so we are so happy for them!
“The team will be celebrating in-store all day with chocolates and decorations around the shop.
“Congratulations to our winner! We wish her all the best!”