Lotto winner reveals lucky moment outside shop before $1m win

Brianne Tolj
·2-min read

A Victorian woman has received a belated wedding anniversary gift of $1 million after winning Monday night’s division one Lotto draw.

The winner, from Altona Meadows, southwest of Melbourne, told The Lott she purchased the ticket on a whim just days after celebrating the major milestone with her husband.

“This feels like a bit of a belated wedding anniversary gift,” she laughed.

“This will set us up for retirement. We’ve been planning to retire shortly and this will set us up for the rest of our lives.

“I only bought this ticket on a whim. I thought: ‘you know what, I might have a go tonight’.

A winning Lotto ticket for Monday.
A Victorian woman has received a belated wedding anniversary gift of $1 millions after winning Monday night’s division one Lotto draw. Source: The Lott

“I don’t normally play Monday and Wednesday Lotto at all. I was just walking past, and I just decided to pop in and get a ticket and try my luck on a Monday. Luck was on my side!”

The woman said she checked the ticket as the couple were watching TV.

“All I could do was pass my husband the phone and say: ‘look at this, look at this!’” she said.

Store owner pleased by customer's big Lotto win

The newly-minted millionaire purchased the ticket from Central Lotto in Altona Meadows.

The owner of the store, Bruce Zheng, said “it’s a very good win for our customers during these tough times”.

“One million dollars is a great amount for them and their family. It’s great for the community too,” he said.

“We are so very happy for them. We wish them all the best with their prize!”

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