An Aussie grandmother has proved luck can strike twice after scoring a whopping $200,000 in the Lucky Lottery Mega jackpot draw – just weeks after claiming the same amount in another lotto prize.
The woman from the Melbourne suburb of Eltham has admitted she’s “completely stunned” after winning the massive prize on Friday, a mere 38 days after walking away with another $200,000. And she now hopes the money will help secure her dream of spending more time with her daughter.
Sharing her disbelief with lotto officials at the weekend, the grandmother – who wished to remain anonymous – said she was “blown away” by the discovery, claiming it will relieve a lot of financial pressure from her life.
“I was rather stunned when I checked my ticket and saw that I had won again,” she confessed.
“It’s unbelievable. I only won a few weeks ago! I can’t believe it has happened again. It’s completely surreal. I’m completely stunned. I’m blown away.”
It didn’t take long for the grandmother to decide where the new-found riches would be spent, with the woman revealing it would take her one step closer to her dream of paying off her mortgage on her new home.
“The last windfall enabled me to put a deposit on a new home closer to my daughter,” she explained to lotto officials.
“It was a bit daunting getting a home loan again after paying off the last one, but now everything’s fine! This will go a long way towards helping pay it off!”
Last time the lucky grandma heard the news she admitted she was in a daze, a sentiment she experienced again the second time around.
“I’m still in a daze!” she laughed. “It’s just incredible. I’m so lucky”.
The lucky win comes weeks after a young family from Victoria’s Macedon Ridges came forward to claim their share of a whopping $110 million prize, after The Lott put out a statement publicly identifying the store where the ticket was purchased in a bid to try and jog people’s memories.
The couple, who did not wish to be identified, were gobsmacked by the news, revealing they already have some ideas as to how they will spend their newfound fortune.
“We’ve all had conversations with a partner or a mate saying ‘If I won the lottery, I would do this, this and this’. Now it’s actually happened,” they said. “Now we can talk about it and it means we can actually do what we said we were going to do. We’re fantasising about the future now.
“We’ve always said if we were to ever win we would give some to causes that matter to us. That’s what we’ll do. It’s a little bit of karma.”
However the couple, who bought their winning ticket at Mid-Town Lotto, in Gisborne, said they probably won’t believe it is true until they actually see the jaw-dropping amount in their bank account.