“Is this a dream?!”: Penrith woman wakes up on cloud nine with $4.8 million Set for Life win
A Penrith mother thought she was still dreaming when she was awoken by lottery officials revealing she’d won division one in Set for Life and will be receiving $20,000 a month for the next 20 years.
The Greater Western Sydney woman held the only division one winning entry in Set for Life draw 2539, drawn Tuesday 19 July 2022. She takes home the division one prize of $4.8 million, paid in instalments of $20,000 a month for 20 years.
The winning woman is the 102nd Set for Life winner since the game was introduced in 2015, and the 12th division one winner so far in 2022.
When we dialled the New South Wales woman this morning, she was still in bed and was woken up by the winning phone call.
“Oh my god! Oh my god!” she joyfully yelled.
“Is this a dream?! I’ve just woken up and I’m still lying in bed!
“I was apprehensive about answering this phone call, but I’m so glad I did. I don’t usually check my lottery tickets until Friday or Monday when I purchase new tickets, so I had no idea!
“I have Covid right now, so I’m not feeling the greatest. This has really boosted my mood. Wow, I can’t believe it.
“I’ve been playing the same lottery numbers in Set for Life for many years, and I’ve never expected it to happen. This is a dream come true!
“I’ve always told my family, ‘If I ever win division one in Set for Life, I’ll frame the winning ticket on the wall!’. I guess I’ll do that now!
“I’m going to keep working because I love what I do, and it will keep me busy.
“Eventually, I’ll retire, and I can feel more secure about the future.
“My husband has wanted to buy a new car, so that will probably be the first thing we’ll do.
“We might also visit family overseas and surprise them. It’s something I’ve wanted to do my whole life, and now I can!
“Thank you for the best phone call to wake up to!”
Her winning 2-game Quickpick was purchased at Nepean Square Newsagency, Shop 38 Nepean Village, 144 Station Street, Penrith.
The Nepean Square Newsagency team said they’re overjoyed to have sold a division one winning entry in Set for Life and wish the local winner all the best with her life-changing prize.