Five days after the draw, an Ermington woman has come forward to claim her $11.73 million Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot jackpot prize. 

The New South Wales player won the jackpot prize of $11,730,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1476, drawn Thursday 30 January 2020. The ticket was unregistered, so we had no way of contacting the winner to break the news and had to wait for her to come forward to claim her prize. 

Speaking with our team this morning to confirm the news, the Ermington woman explained she never thought she would be a multi-millionaire. 

“Woo-hoo! Yee-ha!” she laughed. 

“I only found out about half an hour ago. I went into the newsagency and I saw someone had won the jackpot prize. 

“I thought ‘you lucky bastard’.

Then I checked my ticket and I realised I’m the lucky bastard! 

“I am completely shocked. I didn’t even know the jackpot had gone off! 

“I called my hubby straight away and he didn’t believe me, he thought I was joking. He was glad when I told him I wasn’t!”

 When asked how she planned to enjoy her life-changing windfall, the Western Sydney woman said while she still needed some time to think, she did have a few ideas. 

“I really need to absorb it, it’s so shocking,” she explained. 

“I think I will pay off my mortgage, buy a nice new car, and I will probably retire much, much earlier from work than I ever thought! 

“Gosh won’t that be nice!” 

The winning entry was purchased at Ermington Newsagency, 2 Betty Cuthbert Avenue, Ermington. 

Ermington Newsagency employee Regina Young said the outlet was thrilled the winning customer had checked her ticket. 

“We are thrilled,” she said. 

“It’s just wonderful! 

“She came into the newsagency and I checked her ticket and realised she was the winner! 

“She thought I was kidding! But when she realised I wasn’t she was shaking, she was crying. I was emotional as well. 

"I sold her the winning ticket as well. It’s unbelievable.

“We are so very happy for her! We all wish her the best with her prize. 

“Hopefully it’s the start of a winning streak. It’s created a great atmosphere and our customers are so excited for us.”