Country girl from regional Victoria $20MILLION richer after Lotto win

‘My heart is pounding’: ‘Country girl’ from regional Victoria will step out of lockdown $20MILLION richer after winning Lotto

  • Woman from regional Victoria $20million richer after winning Lotto on Tuesday
  • She said she plans to spend the money on buying a new car and her family 
  • The woman said she would remember this moment for the rest of her life

A self-described ‘country girl’ who has been playing the same Lotto numbers for 20 years will step out of lockdown in Victoria $20million richer.

The woman, from Gippsland in regional Victoria, won the division one prize in Tuesday’s draw.  

‘My heart is pounding,’ she said after finding out she was the winner.

‘We’ve been playing for a long time. I always play the same numbers. I’ve been playing them for about 20 years I’d say.’

A woman who has been playing the same Lotto numbers for 20 years will step out of Stage Three lockdown in Victoria $20million richer (stock image)

A woman who has been playing the same Lotto numbers for 20 years will step out of Stage Three lockdown in Victoria $20million richer (stock image)

She said the numbers included things such as her birthday but she had chosen some so long ago she had forgotten why. 

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she would remember this moment for the rest of her life.

However, she doesn’t plan on retiring any time soon.  

“I don’t know what I’d do with myself if I retired! I’m a country girl through and through!” she laughed. 

“I’ve been working for the past 30 years, and I don’t think I could give it up that easily. I’m at work at the moment. I’ve got things to do! 

She said she planned to buy a new car and share the money with her family.

Raj Joshi (pictured), who owns Drouin Lotto & Cards owner, is proud that the ticket was purchased at his business

Raj Joshi (pictured), who owns Drouin Lotto & Cards owner, is proud that the ticket was purchased at his business

The woman said she was excited to celebrate with dinner at the pub when coronavirus restrictions life at midnight in regional Victoria. 

Raj Joshi, who owns Drouin Lotto & Cards owner, is proud that the ticket was purchased at his business.

He said he would be celebrating with customers all day.

The winning numbers were 18, 44, 31, 41, 2, 10 and 36. The supplementary numbers were 5 and 23. 

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