A mum from the NSW Central Coast who hasn't played lotto in years says it was a last-minute decision to buy a ticket that ultimately changed her life forever.
Over the weekend, the mother was one of four division one winners in Saturday Lotto draw 4141 — each winner scoring $1,487,555.59.
On Monday, the mother confirmed her win with The Lott, and while she checked her ticket over the weekend, she explained she was still in shock and admitted she doesn't usually gamble.
“I never play lottery games. It was a random ticket that I decided to grab last minute!" she said.
“I feel as though it was meant to be.
“It’s beautiful. It’s amazing. It’s absolutely unbelievable."
The winning numbers for draw number 4141 were 35, 4, 2, 23, 12 and 24 while the supplementary numbers were 37 and 15.
She explained the "dramatically life-changing" $1.4m will allow her to relax a little, as it takes a lot of pressure off her and her family.
"We’ve worked so hard all our life and now we might not have to work so hard," she said.
“We will pay off our mortgage and not having to worry about another repayment will be such a huge relief."
In addition to paying off her mortgage, the woman explained she is also going to upgrade her caravan and travel overseas when that is a possibility again.
The winning ticket was purchased at Wadalba Newsagency, and owner Tina Ford was ecstatic to find out her store had sold a winning ticket.
“When I heard we’d sold a division one winning entry I couldn’t sleep!” she told The Lott.
“This is the third division one winning entry we’ve sold in five years."
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