The winning division one lottery ticket sold at the Somerset Newsagency has been claimed.
On Monday morning the woman, who will remain anonymous, said the $621,499.92 prize was the “loveliest surprise”.
“That’s great. What a lovely surprise. The loveliest,” the woman said.
“It was a lovely shock. I never thought I would win. I’ve been playing for years.”
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The woman said the winning numbers did not hold any special meaning for her, but that she had been playing them for a long time.
“I’ve been playing the same numbers all this time,” she said.
They aren’t special numbers, and I just chose them at random. But when I saw them all circled on my ticket, they became special then.
“I’m just so shocked at the moment. I haven’t told my family yet. I wanted to wait until it was confirmed.
She said she planned to buy herself a new house with a garage with her winnings.
“I might even buy myself a new car to go inside it,” she said.
Somerset Newsagency owner Colin Ramsden said it was the third time his business had sold a division one winning ticket.
“This is the first time we’ve sold division one in about six or seven years, so we are very excited,” he said.
“We are so excited and happy for our customer. It’s nice to have someone from the local area have a win.”
A Tattslotto spokesperson said in the 12 months to June 30, Australian lotteries contributed more than $1.4 billion via state lottery taxes and donations to community initiatives such as hospitals, health research, disaster relief and education.
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