Woman in Sydney Covid hotspot wins $1 million Lotto prize

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A woman under strict lockdown in Sydney's west is proof that good things do come to those who wait, discovering she had a winning Lotto ticket two weeks after it was drawn.

The Fairfield woman explained she’d only just thought to check her ticket because she was distracted by Sydney's lockdown, saying she confirmed her $1 million win with an official from The Lott on Monday.

"I have been thinking of a million other things, so I just thought to check it then," the shocked woman told The Lott, adding: “I am so happy."

A photo of a Lotto ticket on a washing line next to a striped t-shirt and denim shorts.
The Fairfield woman is $1 million richer after checking a two-week-old Lotto ticket. Source: The Lott

“I just checked my ticket online, and the win appeared on my screen!" she continued. “I cannot believe it. This makes everything so much better!”

Her win comes at a time her local government area is under a stricter lockdown than the rest of Sydney as the city battles a daunting surge in Delta Covid-19 cases.

Where winning Lotto ticket was purchased

“I am just thinking I will be able to pay off my entire mortgage,” she said. “That is going to be an incredible feeling!"

“And when lockdown is over, I will definitely plan a holiday. It will be amazing!”

The winning ticket was purchased at Fairfield Heights Newsagency in Sydney's west.

The winning numbers in Monday and Wednesday Lotto draw 4096 on July 19 were 12, 34, 42, 39, 33 and 17, while the supplementary numbers were 26 and 18.

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