Frenchs Forest mother almost misses out on $100,000 lottery win
After initially misinterpreting lottery official’s phone calls as a scam, a Frenchs Forest mother is now coming around to celebrating the news of her $100,000 Lucky Lotteries win.
The Northern Sydney woman held the guaranteed $100,000 in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10532, drawn Friday 25 February 2022.
As well as winning the 1st Prize, the New South Wales player also won a consolation prize of $1,000, boosting her total windfall to $101,000.
When we finally got a hold of the elated woman, she admitted she was still trying to comprehend the thrilling news.
“It’s amazing! What a nice feeling,” she laughed.
“I received some phone calls and emails straight after the draw, but I didn’t recognise the phone number or email, so I didn’t answer or take any notice! I said to myself, ‘It’s definitely a scam’.
“I ignored the phone calls and emails for a few days, and then eventually I decided to log in to my online The Lott account. It all started to make sense when I discovered I’d won $100,000!
“I went to my husband straight away and we were checking the results back and forth – we couldn’t believe it.
“Thank you! Thank you!”
While the prize offers the potential for a brand-new car or a lavish holiday, the Northern Beaches woman said she was too mind-boggled to make any concrete plans with her prize.
“I’ll have to take everything in first and wait for the prize to land into the bank account before I can decide what I’ll spend it on, but I know it will go to good use,” she said.
“I’ve been playing for about 10 years now, so I’m just so excited to have won a major lottery prize!”
Her winning entry of 10 random numbers was purchased online at thelott.com – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.