Wednesday 11 July, 2012 - A woman will be treating herself to champagne this week after winning $10 million in last night's Oz Lotto draw!
The winner, who purchased her ticket from Deagon News, said she was in "utter disbelief" when she checked the draw results in this morning's paper.
"I thought I was still dreaming!" she exclaimed.
"I just said to myself, 'That's all the numbers…I don't even need the supplementaries!'"
The winner said she is not a weekly Oz Lotto player, but from time to time she will enter draws where the prize has jackpotted.
"I've saved all my life, so I'm a very careful money manager.
"Even with all this money, I think I'll still be very frugal and look around for bargains!"
The winner said there were a few things on her shopping list now like buying a new car and paying for some home renovations, but the most important part of the win is the freedom it provides her.
"Just because I won millions doesn't mean I'm going to run out and buy an aeroplane!" she said.
"It's like a huge burden has gone off my shoulders, now I can relax and not worry about which bills I can afford to pay this week," she said.
In the short term she plans on celebrating the win with an evening out.
"I'll probably go and buy a new outfit and might go out to dinner.
"I'll even be able to have a little champagne, now that I can afford to get a cab and don't have to worry about driving!"
The winner said her newfound financial freedom will allow her to resign from her job, but she won't stop working.
"Without money worries, I'll be able to be more heavily involved as a volunteer in the community."
The woman purchased her winning QuickPick from Deagon News on Braun Street Deagon.
The woman was the sole winner of Oz Lotto draw 960 on 10 July 2012. The winning numbers were 20, 19, 37, 40, 1, 9 and 4 with supplementaries 7 and 24.