A Dee Why mum has had a stroke of luck winning $1 million dollars in lotto this week, bizarrely the third big win for a Northern Beaches resident in the past fortnight
A Mona Vale woman won “set for life” in late October, winning $20k a month for the next 20 years, and just this week a Fairlight resident won the first prize offering of $100k.
But a Dee Why woman has proven third times the charm with a $1 million win overnight – remarkably still not even half of what’s needed to buy an average house in the area.
The woman, who does not want to be identified understandably, won in last night’s Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw, said couldn’t believe her win wasn’t a “system error”.
She was notified via email today.
“Oh my god!” she exclaimed.
“Thank you so much! I woke up this morning and I noticed I had an email notifying me to check my Monday & Wednesday Lotto ticket.
“I went straight on The Lott app to check my ticket and I immediately thought it was some sort of prank or glitch in the system – I’m glad to know it’s not!
“I purchase tickets into the draw occasionally, maybe every couple of weeks because you never know what could happen. I don’t know what to say – wow!”.
When asked what dreams she had for her million-dollar win, she shared she already had some plans in place.
“It’s boring, but I’ll look forward to paying off some bills like many others,” she said.
“We will go on a holiday, and I’ll put some money away for the kids.”
The winning numbers were 27, 22, 10, 2, 32 and 20, while the supplementary numbers were 5 and 17.
While we are delighted for our three winners, we remind readers that the odds on winning lottery are usually slim to none. If gambling is a problem for you or a loved one there is free and confidential support and counselling services available 24/7 by calling Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visiting their website.