Why woman hung up on Lotto-winning phone call

·News Reporter
·2-min read

A Melbourne woman hung up on the Lott believing the call advising her of a big Lotto win was someone trying to scam her.

The woman, from Altona Meadows in the city’s southwest, held one of the weekend’s TattsLotto’s seven winning entries.

But try telling her that – well, at least the Lott tried too.

“Oh my god, I am so sorry. I only just woke up and I thought it must be some kind of scam, so I hung up,” she said, speaking to lottery officials.

“I checked my ticket online just then and knew I had to call you straight back.”

A woman holds a phone and lottery balls are pictured.
A woman didn't believe the lottery when they told her she had won more than $850,000 so she hung up. Source: Getty Images/ The Lott (file pics)

The winning entry won the woman more than $850,000.

“It’s absolutely fantastic,” she said.

“It’s a huge, huge shock. I just can’t believe it.”

Lockdown won't stand the way of celebrations

Like the rest of Victoria, she remains in lockdown due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

But that won’t get in the way of her celebrating.

“We’re in lockdown at the moment, so we can’t do too much to celebrate, but we might get some takeaway and crack open a bottle of wine tonight,” she said.

The woman said her winnings had “sped up” her retirement plans but she also plans to splurge a little bit with some jewellery and a new Dyson vacuum cleaner.

The winning numbers in Saturday’s TattsLotto draw were 42, 2, 7, 28, 16 and 30, while the supplementary numbers were 22 and 35.

Four winning entries came from Queensland, two from Western Australia and one from Victoria.

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