A Victorian mum who scored a $4.8 million prize in Saturday’s Set for Life draw has revealed her son predicted her lottery win in a dream.
The Melton woman held the only division one winning entry in the Set for Life draw 2480 on Saturday May 21 – meaning she scored the entire $4.8 million jackpot.
The lucky winner will be paid her multi-million dollar prize in instalments of $20,000 a month for 20 years.
Speaking over the phone with an official from The Lott, the lucky winner burst out laughing.
"No kidding! Twenty thousand dollars a month for 20 years?" she asked.
Son dreamed about lottery win
The woman confessed her son had predicted her life-changing win several years prior in a dream.
"You know what, my son had a dream a few years ago. He woke up one morning and said, 'I had a dream about you. You won $15 million'," she explained.
"So it was predicted, but he just got the figure wrong."
The excited winner explained she was still struggling to come to terms with the "mind-boggling" news.
"This is amazing. I'm still living in the land of I don't believe it," she laughed.
Mum reveals plans for windfall
When asked how she planned to spend her windfall, the generous mum revealed she would share the prize with the family members who inspired her entry.
"I normally play a four-game entry using family birth dates, and the whole family will benefit from this prize," she said.
"I was wanting to go on a trip overseas next year. I wasn't sure how to finance it, so this is very handy. I might keep going around the world."
The woman's winning four-game entry was purchased at Melton Lotto & TSG, where the owner Phong Thai wished the winner the "best for the next 20 luxurious years ahead".
"We've had three division one wins since 2021, so we've done it again. There must be some magic in the store. My customers call me Mr Lucky and it's great to hit another jackpot," he said.
The winning numbers in Set for Life draw 2480 were 15, 5, 24, 31,1, 22 and 11, while the supplementary numbers were 12 and 29.
Win marks 99th Set for Life winner nationwide
The win marks the 99th Set for Life division one winner nationally since the game began and the eighth Set for Life division one winner so far this calendar year.
There are more chances to win big with next week’s Oz Lotto offering $5 million, while Thursday’s Powerball has $4 million up for grabs.
The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot prize is now $10.13 million for draw 1573 and the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is currently $13.66 million for draw 10576.
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