Upper North Shore woman almost misses out on $100,000 lottery win
An Upper North Shore resident who had just won $100,000 took a little longer to discover her life-enhancing prize after she initially declined the winning calls from us.
The Sydney woman won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $100,000 in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10517, drawn 7 January 2022. As well as winning the 1st Prize, the winning woman also won a consolation prize of $2,000, boosting her total windfall to $102,000.
Speaking with us this morning, the elated woman admitted she declined several of the calls attempting to notify her of her win, thinking it was a scam.
“I still can’t believe it! It’s unbelievable,” she exclaimed.
“There’s so many scams going around! When I received your text message and email to notify me of a major lottery prize, I thought to myself, ‘it’s just another prank call’.
“I’d gone straight to the local newsagency to see what was going on and they told me there was a block on the ticket. That’s when it all started to make sense.
“I called my brother straight away and made him check the ticket! That’s when I knew I’d won $102,000!
“It was so funny, my mum thought I was having a joke with her. It’s just one of those things, you see other people win, but you never think it will happen to you.
“It’s come at a really good time, especially starting the new year! It really hasn’t hit me.
“I haven’t really sat down and thought about what I might do with the prize, but there’s a few things I’d like to pay off!
“Thank you, thank you!”
Her winning entry of five consecutive numbers was purchased at Wahroonga Village Newsagency, 6 Railway Avenue, Wahroonga.
The Wahroonga Village Newsagency team said they were over the moon to have sold a 1st Prize winning entry and hoped their customer enjoyed the prize.