"Holy crap!": Townsville woman discovers she's $15 million richer!
A hardworking Townsville woman who says she’s never been a lucky person has been revealed as Queensland’s newest multi-millionaire after winning the division one prize of $15 million in last night’s Oz Lotto draw.
The shocked local resident was one of only two division one winners nationally in last night’s Oz Lotto $30 million jackpot, draw 1255 on Tuesday 6 March 2018. Each won a division one prize of $15 million.
While her winning entry was registered to a Winners Circle card, Golden Casket officials had been unable to deliver the dream-come-true news.
However, the winner revealed local media reports of a mystery winner in the region prompted the woman to check her entry.
“Holy crap!” the woman exclaimed when her prize was confirmed by a Golden Casket official.
“Oh god! That was just a QuickPick! I play all the games and when it’s a big one I always get a QuickPick.
“I’ve got to get up off the floor! It’s a shock. It’s a big amount.
“I heard them say on the radio something about a prize not claimed and I thought ‘I wonder’.
“It hasn’t sunk in yet.”
The down-to-earth woman shared the win had come at a good time and she would use some of it to set her family up for the future.
“I’ve never had that much,” she shared.
“We were never sort of that lucky – but maybe the luck has turned.
“I’ll just sit down and think about it for a few months, rather than rush into anything.”
It’s the second division one win to land in Townsville during the past two months.
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her 18-game QuickPick from newsXpress Garbutt Central, Shop 1, Garbutt Central, 221 Ingham Road, Garbutt.
newsXpress Garbutt Central owner Ken Ivers said the outlet was celebrating selling its second division one winning entry.
“We’ve had a dry spell up here in many ways – with the weather and with division one wins. Now both have broken!” he laughed.
“It was a busy day yesterday with lots of people coming on in to get an entry because it was such a big jackpot.
“This is the second time we’ve sold a division one winning entry. The last one was in December 2015 and won just over a million. This is just a little bit more!”
The winning numbers in Oz Lotto’s $30 million draw 1255 on Tuesday 6 March 2018 were 5, 30, 34, 41, 18, 38 and 37. The supplementary numbers were 28 and 11.
Last financial year, 18 Oz Lotto winning entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions won more than $182 million.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 296 so far this financial year, including 71 won by Golden Casket customers.