Despite always hoping she’d win the big one someday, a Maryborough woman admits she was left completely overwhelmed by the revelation she won more than $896,000 in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw.

The Victorian 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.

In addition to winning division one, the woman’s System 8 entry also scored division two 6 times, division three 6 times and division four 15 times, bolstering her total prize to $896,512.63.

The winner was completely oblivious to the enormity of her good fortune until we called to confirm it.

“Wow!” she exclaimed.

“Nearly $900,000?! Oh goodness me!

“Oh, thank you very much.

“I’ve been playing for 24 years using my special numbers – family birthdays and things like that.
“They’ve been very good to me these numbers, but nothing quite like this!

“I’m a bit overwhelmed at the moment.”

When asked how she might enjoy her prize, the stunned winner said she wouldn’t be rushing into any decisions and would need time to think.

“This prize means a lot. It’s a big moment,” she said.

“I didn’t think it would ever happen, but I had faith.

“I don’t know what I’ll do just yet, but it’s going to be a great 2023!”

The woman’s winning marked System 8 entry was purchased at Maryborough News & Lotto, 192 High Street, Maryborough.

Maryborough News & Lotto owner Cheryle Forster said the win was the 38th the outlet had sold since it first opened.

“We were over the moon when we found out we’d sold a division one winning entry. What a magnificent way to celebrate Christmas for the lucky winner. Everybody needs something to celebrate after the last few years of ups and downs with COVID,” she exclaimed

“Congratulation to our winner. What a magnificent way to start off 2023. We are all so happy for you.

“Bring on the next one! Keep them coming!”