After discovering she’d won $20,000 a month for 20 years in Set for Life last night, a Sandgate woman immediately called in sick to work this morning– with no plans to ever return.

The Queensland winner held the only division one winning entry in Set for Life draw 2407, drawn Wednesday 9 March 2022. She takes home the division one prize of $4.8 million paid in instalments of $20,000 a month for 20 years.

Sharing her euphoria with an official from us this morning, the winner said she was still in a state of shock after making the exciting discovery.

“I woke up this morning, and while I was getting ready for work, I checked my emails, and it said I’d won a big prize in Set for Life,” she explained.

“I thought I might have won $100,000 or something like that, so I scanned this ticket on The Lott app to check. I was so shocked! I didn’t know what to do.

“I called my family straight away, and I said to them, ‘I think I’ve won Set for Life!’. They thought I meant a small prize, but then I told them it was division one, and they all started cheering.

“I was meant to go into work today, but this has completely disrupted my day. I might go into the city today and celebrate instead. There’s no way I can go to work anymore!

“I’ll probably retire from work very soon. I don’t enjoy my job, so I was considering quitting anyway, so now I can!

“I might get a part-time job or look at volunteering instead. I want to do something I’m passionate about now.

“Then I’ll do the usual stuff – buy a new house and a car and plan some holidays. My family and friends will get looked after, too!”

The happy winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her marked 4-game  entry from newsXpress Sandgate, Shop 3 Ibis Shopping Centre, 11 Bowser Parade, Sandgate.

newsXpress Sandgate team member Trudy Hogarth said the entire team was celebrating making a local customer a division one winner.

“It’s super exciting! It’s almost like we’ve won division one ourselves,” she laughed.

“It’s such a fantastic win for our local customer, especially with how tough it’s been for the past few years, and now with the floods.

“We hope the winner enjoys her prize and it makes her llife even more fantastic.

“Today is going to be the best day ever! We can’t wait to tell everyone about this win.

“This is going to bring such joy to everyone who hears the news. We have such a beautiful community, and I know they’ll be so happy for the winner. I hope they can all win a big prize!

“We’ve had some big wins in the past, and we can’t wait to have another.”