A Queensland woman who won the $2 million Gold Lotto draw on Saturday says she will honour a lifelong pact she made with her sister to share the money.
The woman, who purchased the ticket at Nextra Newsagency Cleveland – southeast of Brisbane, was one of 10 division-one winning entries, all of whom won $2 million each.
She told an official from The Lott she was still letting the news sink in.
“I can’t believe it! Really! It’s just amazing!” she exclaimed.
The woman said she didn’t check her ticket until Sunday night because she was busy.
“I knew I’d had a win but I didn’t realise it was a division-one win.
“I was busy all day and I just thought, ‘Oh well, I’m sure it’s my usual $14 win’.
“Then my husband checked the ticket last night and came and told me.
“The first thing I said was, ‘That can’t be right’,” she said, adding she had to see it for herself to believe it.
The winner said she had been playing Lotto for years and would share the money with her sister.
“She buys Set for Life tickets, and I buy the Saturday Lotto tickets, and we’ve always said if either of us wins, we’ll go halves,” she said.
“So I’ll stick to the agreement and give her half.”
Nextra Newsagency Cleveland manager Jenny Adam said the staff were very excited about the division-one win.
“We are all so excited! We’ve put signs up everywhere and have been telling all of our customers we’ve sold a division one winning entry,” she said.
“They are all so excited for us. One lady even said she got goosebumps when we told her.”
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