A Tamworth woman who won $1 million in last night’s Monday Lotto draw will finally fulfil her long-held dream of a being a pet owner.

The New South Wales woman held one of the two division one winning entries nationally in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3870, drawn Monday 20 May 2019. She takes home a division one prize of $1,000,000.

In addition to winning division one, the woman’s System 7 marked entry also won division three 6 times, bolstering her total prize to $1,002,284.50.

When she spoke to us this morning to confirm her prize, the happy woman admitted after discovering her winning news late last night, she was too excited to sleep. 

“I heard the numbers on the radio last night,” she explained.

“I knew some of them were my numbers, so I checked the numbers online and saw they were all my numbers.

“I couldn’t believe it! I was in complete shock. Seeing it was just unbelievable.

“I cracked open a beer as soon as I realised I won!

“I couldn’t sleep last night because I just wanted to call you guys to have it confirmed.

“I kept checking the website and my emails to make sure I wasn’t dreaming!

“I am glad you have confirmed it. I feel really emotional right now, I am sorry I just can’t stop crying.

“I can’t believe I am a millionaire! Can you please repeat that?”

When we asked how she planned to enjoy her million dollar prize, the ecstatic winner said the first thing she was going to do was buy two dogs.

“I want to buy a dog. No, I want two dogs! I have wanted a dog for so long,” she laughed.

“I am also going to retire. This definitely speeds up my retirement considerably.

“Then I am going to go on a few holidays.

“I’ve never been in a financial position to be able to do all these things, so this means now I can.

“I am going to have a BBQ this weekend with my family to celebrate. I’ll even shout the beers!” 

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning System 7 marked entry at Memories Newsagency, Shop 18, City Plaza, 436 Peel Street, Tamworth.

Memories Newsagency employee Cathy Hobson said the outlet was thrilled to discover they helped deliver a division one win to one of their local customers.

“We are ecstatic,” she said.

“I just love when one of our customers wins a major prize! It is such a buzz!

“To know we’ve played a part in changing someone’s life, it’s just an absolute thrill.

“I am as happy as I would be if I won a major prize!

“We are thrilled for our winner and wish her all the very best with her prize.

“This is the third division one winning ticket we’ve sold at this outlet since March last year.

“Hopefully we sell some more division one winning tickets and make more of our customer’s dreams come true.”