Illawong grandmother becomes Lotto millionaire

Tuesday 21 August 2012 - An Illawong grandmother received the phone call of a lifetime this morning when a NSW Lotteries official contacted her with news of her $1 million division one Monday Lotto win.

The winner, who did not see last night’s televised draw, was completely unaware of her win prior to receiving the phone call.

“Oh my God, I can’t believe it. I didn’t see the draw last night so I didn’t know!” the new millionaire exclaimed.

“I won $11 and used the money towards buying this ticket yesterday.

“I’m thrilled I can use the winnings to help my family. It has been tough times for many people so it is great to be able to help my family. I’d also like to take an overseas trip to visit my relations,” the winner added.

The Monday Lotto winner scored the $1 million division one prize with an 11 game Monday and Wednesday Lotto entry, which cost just $12. The winning ticket was purchased from Novaks Newspost at Illawong Village Shopping Centre.

The winner, a long-term Lotto player joked, “I’ve been waiting a long time to win Lotto!”

The winning numbers in Monday Lotto draw 3166, drawn on 20 August 2012 are 4, 2, 37, 1, 23 and 15. The supplementary numbers are 11 and 39