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It was officially American Independence Day, but for one Australian, the fourth of July will be forever celebrated as the day she declared financial independence.
The 56-year-old Melbournian collected a whopping $1,315,650.04 for a $5 bet by successfully matching five from five main numbers. She could bet on the International draw thanks to local Australian company, Lottoland.
The Melbourne mother selected numbers of 16, 39, 47, 53 and 71 to earn her the Division 2 prize, she was just one number short of scooping the Div one prize of $226 million had she selected the correct MegaBall (15).
“I’m numb. It’s happening. It’s happening to me,” the mother of seven and grandmother to eleven said directly after learning of her windfall.
“I’m going to visit my family in Romania – I haven’t been there in 20 years – and maybe I’ll buy a house,” she added.
Lottoland have paid out over $10 Million to Aussies since launch in Jan 2016 however the Victorian’s win becomes the single biggest prize claimed by a Lottoland Australia member.
“We’re absolutely thrilled for our first Lottoland Australian Millionaire, she’s given hope to the 500,000 other Australians betting with us for a chance to win one of these gigantic overseas jackpots.” said Lottoland Australia CEO, Luke Brill.
Despite the $1.3m MegaMillions win being more than what Australians can win on Monday or Wednesday lotto, it was actually only the Division 2 prize. The MegaMillions Division 1 official Jackpot wasn’t won and climbs to a mind-boggling US $186 million (approx. $245 million) this coming Saturday.
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CEO Lottoland Australia
– Tel: +61 (0) 420 986 659