A Dubbo mum is ready to dive into a new pool and the new year after today discovering she won $2.9 million in the weekend’s Lotto draw. 

The winner held one of the two division one winning entries in Saturday Lotto draw 4217, drawn Saturday 18 December 2021. Each division one winning entry scored $2,942,875.5. 

The Dubbo resident burst into cheers upon hearing the winning news confirmed. 

“I just popped into the newsagency today to get some last-minute Christmas presents and while I was out, I thought I’d check my tickets,” she giggled. 

“I had absolutely no idea at all. This is a head spin! I can’t stop shaking. 

“I’m feeling shell shocked!  Honestly, I am trying to take this in. I just want to scream and cry because I’m so happy! 

“The last few years have been terrible. They’ve been draining in so many ways. This prize changes absolutely everything for me. 

“I can’t even begin to explain the difference this will make to my life and my kids’ lives. This is life-changing. Bring on 2022! 

“Everything I was worried about has suddenly disappeared. I could almost propose to you I’m that happy. 

“It’s going to be a very happy Christmas now. It was already an especially happy Christmas because we’re catching up with family we haven’t seen in years, but now it’s even better. 

“I’m going to get a pool for my kids for Christmas, and the rest I’ll save for their future. 

“I’m sure I’ll do something to spoil myself, but right now, all I can think about is my kids.” 

The life-changing ticket was purchased at News at the Mall, T35 Orana Mall Marketplace, Mitchell Highway, Dubbo. 

News at the Mall owner Greg Stevenson said he was thrilled to know the winner had come forward and claimed her multi-million-dollar prize, just in time for Christmas. 

“It was such a fantastic surprise when we found out one of our customers had won division one,” he said. 

“It’s such a brilliant time to win with Christmas just around the corner. 

“This great news has already spread around town, and all of our customers will be thrilled to know the winner has now claimed this prize. “Our staff are all so excited by it and are hoping they sold the winning ticket. 

“We’ve now had 11 major prize wins in seven years, and we can’t wait for our next one!”