A Penrith mum, who had been marking her entries with the same numbers for six years, has thanked a last-minute change for her Saturday Lotto windfall of more than $2.5 million.   

The Sydney resident held one of the two division one winning entries across Australia in Saturday Lotto draw 4079 on Saturday 24 August 2020. Each entry won a division one prize of $2,558,804.44. 

Confirming the overwhelming news with us, the regular lottery player explained how her life-changing win came to be. 

“Thank you so much!” she exclaimed. 

“This is wonderful. It’s a huge relief! 

“I usually check my tickets on Saturday night but I didn’t this weekend. I woke up at 5am on Sunday morning and checked it then! 

“It was unbelievable. So much was going through my head. 

“This will change our lives so much. 

“I play Saturday Lotto every week and I’ve been playing the same numbers for six years. 

“But you wouldn’t believe it, it was a week ago when I decided to change the numbers I’ve been playing for all these years and that’s what won me division one!” 

When asked how she planned to enjoy her multi-million-dollar prize, the Sydney player said she had one particular dream she couldn’t wait to make a reality. 

“The first thing that came to mind was no more renting,” she said. 

“It will mean everything to me and my family to own our very own home. 

“We’re going to buy a big house with a granny flat so all our family can come and stay. 

“We’d also love a new car and we’ll be helping out our children.” 

The happy woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning marked 9-game entry online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.