Hip Hip Hooray! Bonnyrigg woman receives $633,000 winning Lotto ticket for her birthday
A Bonnyrigg woman today discovered she won more than $633,000 from the Saturday Lotto ticket her dad slipped into her birthday card.
The Sydneysider held one of the nine division one winning entries in Saturday Lotto draw 4235, drawn Saturday 19 February 2022. Each scored a division one prize of $633,095.20.
This morning, we reached out to the winning woman, who admitted she’d needed a shower to calm down.
“My dad got me this Lotto ticket as a birthday gift,” she shared.
“He went and checked the ticket for me and told me that it had won a big prize so I needed to go into the head office to claim it.
“My dad didn’t know how much the ticket had won, so, we just assumed a few thousands of dollars.
“Then, I went to the head office, and they told me I’d won division one. I just went, ‘Huh? What do you mean? Did I hear you wrong?’.
“I still didn’t believe it until I got home and checked all the paperwork and the winning numbers online.
“It was amazing. It’s the best birthday I’ve ever had.
“I called my dad and told him, and he was very happy for me. I don’t know how he’s going to top this gift next year!
“I’m going to buy my dad a new car, pay off my mortgage and then keep some aside for overseas travel.
“We’ll start planning our first trip to celebrate!”
The winning entry was purchased at Bonnyrigg Lotto, Shop 6 57-59 Brown Road, Bonnyrigg.
Bonnyrigg Lotto owner Chris Trinh said he was celebrating the exciting milestone.
“On Sunday morning, I received a call with the news that we’d sold a division one winning ticket in Lotto,” he said.
“I couldn’t believe it! My hands started to shake when I realised we’d changed someone’s life.
“This is the first division one winning entry we’ve sold since I took ownership three years ago.
“We’ve been sharing the news with all our customers, and they are so happy.
“Our winners came into the store to check their ticket and they were over the moon when I told them they’d won division one. I wish them lots of happy wishes with their prize.
“We’re just too happy and can’t wait to have another division one win.”