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Winning Lotto ticket thrown out
Winning Lotto ticket thrown out

It's the $1m Lotto win that nearly didn't happen.

A young Dianella woman has claimed the prize from Wednesday night's draw after her mother mistook the ticket for rubbish and threw it out.

The mother only discovered the ticket after checking in the bin when she scoured the house for it to check the numbers.

"After we double-checked the numbers we just started screaming and then there were lots of tears. The Lotto Gods must have heard me," the winner said.

The young woman purchased her winning ticket from The Lucky Charm Newsagency in Noranda. The outlet has proved to be a hub of Lotto luck in the past, selling a ticket worth $20 million in February last year.

The Dianella woman, who was also the only Division One winner from across the nation in the Wednesday draw, said a new car, a holiday, helping close family members and donating to a local charity group were some of her plans.

"This is just crazy; the news still hasn't sunk in. It's hard to get your head around that many zeroes but I guess I can now call myself a millionaire," she said.

The West Australian

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