Sunshine Coast grandmother’s ‘wildest dreams come true’ with $5.2 million Oz Lotto win
A Sunshine Coast grandmother holidaying down south in Victoria has come forward to claim her $5.2 million Oz Lotto prize two days after the draw after checking her ticket on a whim.
The Queenslander held one of the two division one winning entries nationally in Oz Lotto draw 1352, drawn Tuesday 14 January 2020 and takes home a division one prize of $5,209,329.11.
Sharing her joy with an official from the Lott this morning, the shocked woman admitted she was blown away by the news.
“It’s all a bit scary to be honest! Thank you so much! I can’t even think!” she exclaimed though happy tears.
“It has come at a great time for me. I’m estatic and emotional! I just don’t know how to feel. It’s such a shock.
“I’m down in Melbourne on holiday while I visit family. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would win Oz Lotto and become a multi-millionaire while I was here.
“I just don’t think I am absorbing the news that I am a multi-millionaire. I think I’ll be in shock for weeks!”
When asked how she planned to enjoy her windfall, the humble winner revealed she would look after her beloved family first.
“I’m supposed to be going home soon but I will definitely stay a bit longer!” she declared.
“I won’t be splashing out too much though. I’m not even going to upgrade my hotel! I’m happy where I am staying because it’s clean and comfy. I don’t need much but I would like to stay longer and spend time with my family.
“I’m retired, but I’m still pretty young-minded so there might be some new adventures for me in the future too.
“Apart from that I have no idea. I’ve got children and grandchildren and so I will probably sit down and have a think about how I can set them all up for the future.
“It will be a relief knowing they are financially secure. It won’t be wasted that’s for sure. It’s going to make a lot of people very happy!”
The thrilled winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning entry at Melton Lotto & TSG, 293 High Street, Melton.
Melton Lotto & TSG owner Phong Thai said he was thrilled his winner had been united with her prize.
“We are so pleased our winner has checked her ticket and realised she is a multi-millionaire!” he exclaimed.
“This is wonderful news and we’ll be sharing it with our local community and regular customers.
“While this is only our first division one winning entry we’ve sold since taking ownership, the store itself has sold about 40 so we are definitely a lucky store! We hope there will be plenty more coming our way!”