Lottery winner sticks it to boss after winning $4.8 million: 'So shocked'

·News Reporter
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A Queensland woman who won Wednesday’s $4.8 million Set for Life lottery draw has vowed to never return to work, as she will retire immediately.

The lucky winner, from the northern coastal suburb of Sandgate in Brisbane, held the only division one winning entry in Set for Life draw 2407, drawn Wednesday March 9.

She takes home the division one prize of $4.8 million, which will be paid in instalments of $20,000 a month for 20 years.

Happy Retirement card sits alongside Set for Life lottery ticket
The Sandsgate woman vowed to retire "very soon" after winning the $4.8 million Set for Life lottery. Source: The Lott

Speaking over the phone with an official from The Lott, the ecstatic winner said she was still in shock after making the life-changing 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,” she said.

The Queenslander immediately called her family, who initially thought she had won a small prize, but when she told them she had taken home the division one jackpot they started cheering.

'I'll probably retire from work very soon' vows Set for Life winner

“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!” she said.

When asked how she planned to spend her days now she is a multi-millionaire, the winning woman confessed she planned to leave her job.

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

She explained that she might get a part-time job or volunteer in her spare time, as she wants to focus on something she’s “passionate about now.”

Set for Life winner sits poolside with winning ticket
Set for Life winner explains she plans to buy a new house and car and plan some holidays with her windfall. Source: The Lott

She added: “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 excited winner purchased her 4-game entry from newsXpress Sandgate, where team member Trudy Hogarth said the team was currently celebrating.

“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.”

2021 Set for Life winners to receive $100.8m

The winning numbers in Set for Life draw 2407 were 27, 33, 30, 36, 4, 6 and 9, while the supplementary numbers were 12 and 19.

The win marks the 96th Set for Life division one winner nationally since the game began and the fifth Set for Life division one winner so far this calendar year.

In 2021, there were 21 Set for Life division one winners across Australia who will receive $100.8 million during the next 20 years.

Meanwhile, there are more chances to win big with tonight’s Powerball offering $8 million, while next Tuesday’s Oz Lotto has $2 million up for grabs.

The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot prize is now $7.97 million for draw 1564, while the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now $8.7 million for draw 10538.

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