A Mackay mother is in shock after her last-minute decision to buy a lottery ticket online won her a life-changing $25 million.
The North Queenslander couldn’t contain her excitement when she answered a call from a lottery official, moments after she won the Oz Lotto draw on Tuesday night.
“Oh my god. I’ve won $25 million?!
“Holy sh**! This has got to be wrong!
“Oh my god. Honestly? This is crazy.
“This cannot be true. Oh my god. Are you sure it's me? Really? Are you sure? Is this real?
“This is crazy. This is so cool!
“It was a last minute decision to buy an entry. I cannot believe it".
Early retirement on the cards
While she’s still struggling to believe she’s a newly-minted millionaire, she does have some ideas on how to spend her prize.
“This changes everything for everyone! I can’t wait to help my family. This is wonderful,” she said.
It seems she will also be handing in a letter of resignation to her employer.
“I’ve always said I would retire if I won the lottery – it looks like that’s what I’ll be doing!”
The woman is the latest major lottery winner from the Mackay and Whitsundays region.
So far this year, there have been five division one winning entries in the Mackay and Whitsundays region, collectively worth more than $78.2 million.
In February this year, a Mackay man won a $50 million Powerball prize.
Ten others share $25 million win
Ten other Victorians have also had their lives changed forever, with their syndicate scoring the remaining $25 million from Tuesday’s jackpot.
In addition to winning division one, the syndicate’s System entry also scored division two 7 times and division seven 14 times, boosting their total windfall to $25,131,059.25.
Each of the 10 syndicate members receives a share worth $2,513,105.93.
However, some have yet to discover the incredible news.
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