Grandmother’s birthday gift scores $1.25 million Lotto win

Tuesday 10 July, 2012 - The owner of the Hammondville unregistered $1.25 million winning ticket from Saturday Lotto’s $30 million mid-year Megadraw on 30 June, came forward to claim her prize from NSW Lotteries on this morning.

The south-western Sydney winner told NSW Lotteries officials that her grandmother gave her the ticket as a gift for her birthday.

“The ticket was a gift from my grandmother for my birthday, it’s the first Lotto ticket I’ve ever had,” the winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, told a NSW Lotteries official.

“I had the ticket checked at a newsagency yesterday and was told that I had won over $1,000 and to go to head office to claim the prize. So I didn’t know how much I’d won until I got here this morning,” the winner said.

The young womanwho is studying said that she will remain level-headed about her windfall.

“I’ll use the money to buy a house and a car. I will treat myself but I’ll stay level-headed. I can’t believe it, it just feels weird.

“I can’t wait to tell my grandmother, she’s going to cry when she hears I’ve won,” the winner added.

The winning ticket, a 24 game QuickPick which cost $15.75, was purchased from IGA Hammondville at 48 Walder Road, Hammondville.

Of the 24 winning tickets that shared Saturday Lotto’s $30 million mid-year Megadraw division one prize pool, six of the winning tickets were sold in NSW. The NSW winning tickets were sold in Hammondville, Sydney’s CBD, Broadway, Neutral Bay, Rhodes and Tumut.

Along with the six winning NSW tickets, nine winning tickets were sold in Victoria, four in South Australia, three in Queensland and two in Western Australia.

The winning numbers in Saturday Lotto, draw 3229, were 40, 37, 30, 33, 32 and 8 with the supplementary numbers 14 and 34.