“It’s crazy!”: Nabiac woman’s last-minute decision leads to $11 million Oz Lotto win
A Nabiac woman is thanking a last-minute decision to grab an Oz Lotto entry for her life-changing $11 million win.
The Mid-North Coast ticketholder held the only division one winning entry across Australia in Oz Lotto draw 1464, drawn Tuesday 8 March 2022, and took home the entire jackpot prize of $11,065,048.79.
Sharing her disbelief with us this afternoon, the woman admitted a call from her son this morning had prompted her to check her winning ticket.
“I’m excellent, as you can imagine,” she laughed.
“The other day, I was at the shops when I walked past an Oz Lotto sign and decided to buy an entry. So, it was completely last minute. It’s crazy!
“Then this morning, I was driving home when my son called me and told me to check my Oz Lotto ticket, as he’d heard there was a mystery winner from town.
“When I got home, I did the house cleaning, and then I remembered to check my ticket. I couldn’t believe it. I had to pinch myself to see if it was a dream.
“My partner was having a nap, so I woke him straight away. He thought I’d hurt myself or something was wrong because I was so crazy. He was confused.
“Once I calmed down, I made my partner check my ticket for me, and he was mind-boggled when he saw the prize amount.
“I was shaking and crying so much. I felt so much joy; I could barely contain it!
“We’ve dreamt about this moment, but it was so surreal when it happened. I can’t believe I’m a multi-millionaire!
“I’m already drinking a glass of wine and celebrating with my family now. We’ll go out for a nice dinner tonight and start planning what we’ll do in the future.
“I want to use the prize to renovate my mum’s house, buy myself a new home and travel around the world.
“This multi-million-dollar prize will mean I can relax and enjoy life.”
The winner purchased her ticket at The Old Bank Centre, 19 Nabiac Street, Nabiac.
The Old Bank Centre owner Jo-Ann Wickenden said it was the first division one winning entry her outlet had sold.
“After a few challenging years, it’s wonderful to have good news to share with our customers,” she shared.
“It’s such a life-changing win for our lucky customer! We’ll share the news with all our customers and hope they’re next to win division one.
“We’ve had the shop for 10 years, and this is the first division one winning ticket we’ve sold. It’s a big moment for us!
“We wish our winner all the best and hope this win gives them the freedom to follow their dreams.”