A Mount Hutton woman has finally come forward as the region’s mystery division one winner after the life-changing $1 million prize was unclaimed for almost two years.

The Lake Macquarie resident held the only division one winning entry nationally in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 4094, drawn Monday 12 July 2021 and pocketed $1 million.

The ticket was unregistered which meant we had no way of contacting the winner to break the winning news. Instead, lottery officials had been eagerly waiting for the mystery ticketholder to check their entry and come forward.

This morning, we spoke to the jubilant woman, who was still in shock from her million-dollar discovery.

“It’s very exciting!” she exclaimed.

“The prize will truly go a long way.

“I can’t wait to help my family, and most importantly, my kids.

“I’ve held onto the ticket this entire time.

“I thought I’d check it on Monday, and I was blown away!

“It’s great knowing I had six years to claim my prize in New South Wales.

“Thank you so much.”

Her winning entry was purchased at Pharmacy 4 Less Mount Hutton, Shop 69, Lake Macquarie Fair, 46 Wilsons Road, Mount Hutton.

Pharmacy 4 Less Mount Hutton owner Nader Eltom said he was very excited for the winning woman and grateful to have played a part in making someone’s dreams come true.

“We’re so happy to hear our division one winner has finally come forward to claim her million-dollar prize,” he said.

“It’s amazing to know that Pharmacy 4 Less Mount Hutton has been a part of making one of their customer’s dreams a reality. It’s very humbling and we’re grateful to be a part of it every day.

“The Mount Hutton community is very tight-knit, and our customers have been delighted to hear that one of their customers has won a big prize in 2021.

“It’s even more amazing knowing they’ve finally come forward to claim their prize! Congratulations to the winning woman and we wish her all the best with the prize.”