New house and steaks on the menu for disbelieving Penrith mum who scored $15 million Oz Lotto win
A Penrith mum is happily contemplating a new life for her and her family – complete with a new home and steaks for dinner – after the shock revelation she won $15 million in last night’s Oz Lotto draw.
The New South Wales woman 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. Speaking to a NSW Lotteries official this morning to confirm her $15 million win, the hardworking woman confessed she found it difficult to believe she was now a multi-millionaire.
“Well I’m speechless, because I just don’t believe it,” she laughed.
“I bought my ticket online, so I logged in to check it. Wow! I don’t know what to say!
“It’s not real. Seriously. I’ve screenshotted the ticket but I still don’t believe it.
“My heart was pounding. I thought ‘no, this is fake. It’s still not real’. That’s just an enormous magnitude of money and I just can’t fathom it.”
Alternating between scepticism and celebration over her win, the occasional player explained her winning online entry had been completed using special numbers, consisting of a mix of birthdates and other numbers, she had been using for the past three years.
But don’t expect to see this winner shouting from the rooftops about her new multi-millionaire status.
The private woman explained she saw her good fortune as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to set herself up for the future, pursue her dreams and enjoy not having to penny-pinch as much.
“I won’t get carried away. I won’t do stupid stuff that’s for sure,” she shared. “It’s been really tough. This will make it a lot easier.
“I will set my kids up, so this is awesome. I can buy a house and we can eat steaks for dinner! “But first I’m going to go and have a shower and ponder this for a bit.”
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning marked 12-game entry online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.
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 93 won by NSW Lotteries customers.