A Raymond Terrace woman who bought a Saturday Lotto ticket as a gift she didn’t end up needing has been floored by the revelation the left-over entry scored division one in last weekend’s draw.

The Hunter Region resident held one of the seven division one winning entries in Saturday Lotto draw 4323, drawn Saturday 24 December 2022. Each division one winning entry scored $823,588.63.

“On Boxing Day, I saw the ticket and thought I should check it,” the winning woman explained while speaking to us.

“When I first saw it had won, I thought, ‘yeah, that couldn’t be me’. Then I took a bit of a breath and looked again. I just couldn’t believe it!

“It feels more real to me when you say it to me.

“I’d actually bought this ticket as a gift for Christmas, but didn’t end up needing it, so it was just left over.

“It’s just unreal! It’s thrown me into a spin. It’s got me thinking and made my day all in one.

“I’ve always said I’d have a lot of things to do with a division one prize, but now it’s happened, I don’t know anymore.

“I’m just going to take my time to decide and use it to help my family.

“It’s a beautiful way to start 2023!”

The woman’s winning entry was purchased at Raymond Terrace Newsagency, Shop 9, Raymond Terrace Marketplace, 35-39 William Street, Raymond Terrace.