A South Australian woman has scored herself a $1 million prize after taking out a Lotto win on Monday, but she had a tough time convincing her husband of the life-changing news.
The woman from Ardrossan, a coastal town about 150km from Adelaide, was thrilled to learn she had one of the three division one winning entries in the draw, but her other half remained a little sceptical and was convinced it was a scam.
After checking the winning numbers on Tuesday morning, the overnight millionaire said she was "too scared to say anything in case it wasn’t real". But after receiving a phone call from The Lott informing her of her win, she couldn't wait to tell her husband.
"I woke up my husband in a frenzy, and I said, 'I think we’ve won a million dollars!'" she recalled. "He turned to me and said, 'That sounds like a scam!'". The winner said they were "going back and forth with each other" in an attempt to convince him of their legitimate prize.
"We even looked up the Monday & Wednesday X Lotto draw from last night to see if the winning numbers matched ours," she said, and to their surprise, they did. The winning numbers in Monday's draw 4234 were 43, 4, 1, 22, 39 and 45 while the supplementary numbers were 17 and 19. There were two other division one winners in the draw — one from Victoria and the other Western Australia.
Last minute change led to win
The South Australian woman said she's been playing Set for Life since the game was first introduced in 2015, but "something came over" her on Monday and she decided to buy a 14-game QuickPick instead. Luckily for her, her ticket came through and "funnily enough, I also won $1,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket last week," she revealed. "I can’t even comprehend this right now!"
The couple already have big plans with their million-dollar win to travel across Australia in a caravan. The winning woman said they can finally "finish some renovations on the house" too.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 383 so far this calendar year, including 36 won by SA Lotteries customers.
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