Darwin woman to treat herself after discovering $1.4 million win

Ash Cant
·2-min read

A woman from Darwin will be treating herself after she just discovered she won big in lotto over a month ago.

The woman was one of seven people across Australia who held a division one entry in TattsLotto draw number 4119, which was drawn on January 9.

The ticket was unregistered, which meant lottery officials had no way of contacting the woman to tell her she had won $1,428,571.

Fortunately, on Friday, the woman discovered she had won, after being completely oblivious to her win for a whole month.

“I only found out because I went to buy a ticket for this weekend’s draw and then checked this ticket in the process," she told an official from The Lott.

A woman from Darwin is planning on paying off her mortgage and treating herself after winning $1.4M. Source: The Lott
A woman from Darwin is planning on paying off her mortgage and treating herself after winning $1.4M. Source: The Lott

“I had absolutely no idea. It’s crazy! It’s an adrenaline rush!”

The woman said she thought she was going to wake up from a dream after realising she had won.

“I just keep thinking ‘this is a dream, this is all just a dream'. I really hope it isn’t a dream! It’s a dream come true!" she said.

The woman revealed she has a few plans for how she is going to spend her new fortune. 

The first thing she plans on doing is paying off her mortgage, then she plans on treating herself.

“I am going to get myself a few diamonds as well," she said.

“I am working right now, but tonight, I am definitely going to be spoiling myself to something nice for dinner to celebrate.”

The woman purchased her winning ticket at Bardens Pharmacy in Darwin.

The pharmacy's manager Ashleigh Hutson was very excited for the winner and was glad to be there when the woman found out she had won.

“I am so glad I got to be there when she discovered the news," Ms Hutson said.

"It was an incredible moment to be a part of."

It's not unheard of for a winner to go quite some time without realising they are holding on to a winning ticket.

Earlier this week, a Queensland man realised the lottery ticket which had been sitting on his bench for a week, was one of three lucky division one tickets.

The man won $1 million in the Monday and Wednesday Gold Lotto draw number 4049 .

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