East Maitland woman’s six-figure windfall
An East Maitland woman will be going boat shopping after taking out the top prize in Monday’s Lucky Lotteries draw.
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, won the guaranteed first prize of $200,000 in the Mega Jackpot, and also received a $1000 consolation prize taking her total winnings to $201,000.
She said she had only recently started playing lotto, and was surprised that she’d already won a major prize.
“When I saw it was at $30 million I thought, why not, you never know,” she said.
The woman has dubbed it ‘the best Christmas present she’s ever received’, and has planned to use the winnings to buy a boat.
“We’ve been looking at a boat that we really, really, really like and this could buy us that boat,” she said.
“We haven’t had the money to buy it before now so I am so excited that we finally can.”
Her ticket was purchased online.