While many people imagine newly-minted millionaires celebrate their win with champagne and caviar, a Happy Valley woman is bucking the stereotype by celebrating her $1 million X Lotto division one win with a nice cup of tea and toast.
The South Australian held one of two division one winning entries nationally in Monday X Lotto draw 4030, drawn Monday 30 November 2020. Each entry takes home the guaranteed $1 million division one prize.
Sharing her excitement with an official from The Lott this morning, the happy winner recounted the moment she discovered the life-changing news.
â€śIâ€™m a little bit confused, to be honest! I just went to the newsagent to buy the paper and scanned my ticket, and they said they couldnâ€™t pay it,â€ť she explained.
â€śThis isnâ€™t a joke, is it? Youâ€™ve got no idea how happy this is going to make my family.
â€śLike everyone, weâ€™ve had a bit of a sh*t year, and this will help everyone get back on their feet.
â€śIâ€™ve been playing these same numbers for donkey's years. I reckon 20 odd years Iâ€™ve played them every week.
â€śIâ€™ve always thought one day theyâ€™d win the big one.
â€śMy late husband chose those numbers all these years ago. I donâ€™t know why he chose them, but weâ€™ve been playing them ever since.
â€śHeâ€™s looking down on us from heaven very happy!
â€śIâ€™ve been running about all morning, and I havenâ€™t had any breakfast, so Iâ€™m going to go and get a cup of tea and some toast.
â€śI might want something a bit stronger later, but right now I just need to sit down and let it sink in.â€ť
When asked how she planned to enjoy her million-dollar windfall, the generous grandmother said she was eager to help her family.
â€śIâ€™ve got two sons with families of their own who I can help!â€ť she declared.
â€śBut what I really want to do is get myself some new fences for my house.
â€śWeâ€™ve lived here for 46 years, and Iâ€™ve always wanted new fences, so Iâ€™m finally going to get those done!â€ť
The winning entry was purchased at Happy Valley Newsagency, Shops 4 & 5, Happy Valley Shopping Centre, 100 Kenihans Road, Happy Valley.
Happy Valley Newsagency owner Kuldeep Patel said selling a winning entry was a real boost for his outlet.
â€śSo exciting! Itâ€™s crazy! When I saw the email telling us we had sold a winning entry, I was thrilled!â€ť he exclaimed.
â€śItâ€™s the first division one prize weâ€™ve sold, which is really exciting.
â€śWeâ€™ll be telling all of our customers about the win, and they will be so happy for us.
â€śThere was a fire in the centre this year, so weâ€™ve had to move to a smaller kiosk while it is getting repaired and our customers have been so loyal and supportive during this time.
â€śItâ€™s a great boost to our customers and our team members morale to know we have sold a major prize.
â€śIâ€™m probably as excited about it as the winner is about discovering they are a millionaire!
â€śCongratulations to our winner! We are so pleased it has gone to a local and a regular!â€ť
The winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday X Lotto draw 4030 on 30 November 2020 were 31, 38, 42, 13, 5 and 9, while the supplementary numbers were 1 and 30.
Across Australia, there were two division one winning entries in Monday X Lotto draw 4030 â€“ one each from South Australia and New South wales.
The Lottâ€™s division one winning tally has now reached 178 so far this financial year, including 19 won by SA Lotteries customers.
Last financial year, Monday & Wednesday X Lotto created 127 millionaires across Australia.
Between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020, there were 101 division one winning Monday & Wednesday X Lotto entries across Australia, which collectively won more than $98 million.