Tuesday 28 August 2012 - A mother-of-two from the Sydney suburb of Bangor is enjoying the reality of being a millionaire following her $1 million division one win in last night’s Lotto draw.
The winner, who realised her good fortune when watching last night’s televised Lotto draw, said that at first her family thought she was joking!
“I normally wouldn’t watch the Lotto draw on TV but saw it last night. As I was watching the numbers come up I was saying, ‘I have that one and I have that one.’ The family were all there and no one would believe me, they thought I was joking around,” the winner laughed.
“We all checked the numbers on the internet and still couldn’t believe it. It feels like I am in a dream.
“I’m a Players Club member so I knew I would get a phone call from NSW Lotteries, now that I have spoken to you I can get excited because I know it’s real,” the winner added.
“I have been playing Lotto since it began with most of the same numbers, which are birth dates. The most I have ever won was $900 and that was years ago.”
The new millionaire said that she would be referring to her Lotto list when deciding how she will spend her winnings.
“We wrote a list of the things we would do if we won Lotto more than ten years ago. I still have it so I am going to have a look at it and see what we decided back then,” the winner added.
Bangor’s winner scored the $1 million division one prize in last night’s Monday Lotto draw plus an additional $1,980 in divisional prizes with a System seven ticket. The winning ticket was sold from Bangor Newsagency at Shop 15, Bangor Centre.
Sam Kassis from Bangor Newsagency said that he is delighted to have sold the winning $1 million ticket to one of his customers.
“It is a fantastic feeling to know one of my customers has become a millionaire and got the winning phone call from NSW Lotteries this morning. That would be a dream come true for anyone,” Mr Kassis said.
The winning numbers in Monday Lotto draw 3168, drawn on 27 August 2012 are 20, 9, 27, 25, 16 and 8. The supplementary numbers are 13 and 21.
Tickets are now on sale for the $22 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw on 22 September, visit any NSW Lotteries retailer to pick up a Saturday Lotto Superdraw ticket today.