Canberra public servant enjoys rewarding lunch break with $3.3 million Oz Lotto win!
A Canberra public servant has enjoyed a rewarding lunchbreak after discovering she is the mystery winner from the Australian Capital Territory who won more than $3.3 million in last night’s Oz Lotto.
She was one of three division one winners nationally in in Oz Lotto draw 1209 on Tuesday 18 April 2017, with each taking home a division one prize of $3,333,333.34.
The other division one winners were from New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
Speaking to a NSW Lotteries official to confirm her win, the woman confessed she had no idea about her win until she checked her ticket while grabbing a bite to eat.
“I came in to grab some lunch, check my ticket and get another ticket. So it’s been a pretty rewarding lunchbreak!” she joked.
“I think I need to pinch myself!” The regular player said planned to use her windfall to retire early and help her family.
“I’ve got family members I want to help and I look forward to breaking the news to them – not that they’re going to get all of it!” she joked.
“I might retire early too. Travel is also certainly on the cards. I might go travelling and keep going until Christmas!”
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her 24-game QuickPick from Thistle Kiosk, Westfield Woden, 1 Keltie Street, Woden.
Thistle Kiosk owner Tania Dezman said the outlet was celebrating selling another division one winning entry.
“We’re a very lucky store! We’ve had a number of division one wins in recent years!” she exclaimed.
“We’ve been busy all morning as customers come in to check their tickets to see if they’re the ones who won Oz Lotto.
“Congratulations to the winner! We hope they enjoy their prize!”
The six winning numbers in Oz Lotto draw 1209 on Tuesday 18 April 2017 were 42, 13, 33, 44, 39, 29 and 27. The supplementary numbers were 15 and 31.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 320 so far this financial year, including 85 won by NSW Lotteries customers.