A hardworking mum from the Orroroo region has cried tears of joy after the shock revelation that she held one of the two division one winning entries worth $20 million each in Tuesday night’s Oz Lotto draw.
Across Australia, there were only two division one winners in Oz Lotto draw 1329 on Tuesday, November 14 – both from SA.
Each division one Oz Lotto winner takes home a division one prize of $20 million!
This is the highest division one prize won in South Australia since 2014 when two people won $15 million in Oz Lotto in two separate draws. The biggest single winning entry in SA was in 2012, when a Powerball winner took home $50 million.
The two winners from last night’s draw boost the total number of SA’s division one winners so far this calendar year to 26.
Speaking to an SA Lotteries official to confirm her win, one of the winners, a woman from the Orroroo region, was stunned and emotional at the revelation she was now a multi-millionaire.
“Oh my God!” the ecstatic woman cried.
“This is absolutely life changing for so many people in our lives. This is insane!
“My brain is not going to rest today. This is crazy.
“I’d heard there was a winning ticket in the region but didn’t think it was me.
“But I thought I’d just scan my ticket with the Lott app and I’m like ‘oh my God, I think I’m the winner!’.
“Fair dinkum. I can’t believe this.
“You have no idea! It has come at the most appropriate time! It’s huge!
“I’m from a long line of hard workers. Every time I stop and think about it, I think ‘how many people can I help with this?’.
“You have just made my family so happy for the rest of our lives! It’s amazing!”
The thrilled winner confessed she’d only just begun playing Oz Lotto, inspired by a family tradition.
“I have never won anything before. I’ve just started,” she laughed.
“I decided to do the same as my mum – she’s been playing the same numbers each week. Every time she wins she puts it in a container and lets it add up.
“So I thought ‘bugger it, let’s do it’. We sat down one night and worked out the numbers that had something to do with the family.”
The regular player, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning registered 4-marked entry at IGA Orroroo, 18 Second St, Orroroo.
IGO Orroroo owner Ahmah Ramadam said he was beyond excited to have sold such a huge division one winning entry.
“We’ve only been open since the beginning of this year and until now the biggest amount on a ticket we have sold is $2,000 – now we can add an extra four zero’s to that number!” he exclaimed with glee.
“I just can’t believe it, I’ve never had so many people calling me or texting me, it is just great news for our small country town.
“We are so happy that it was won by a local Orroroo and a regular customer.
“Congratulations to our winner, we hope they enjoy this life changing win!”
The other winning entry, sold at Collinswood Pharmacy, 37 North East Road, Collinswood, was not registered to an Easiplay Club card.
This means SA Lotteries officials have no way of contacting the ticket holder and is urging everyone who purchased an Oz Lotto entry in Adelaide to check their tickets.