Wed, Jan 14, 2015 - 10:04 pm
Mystery missing Lotto winners finally found
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It might be hard to believe, but a pair of Saturday Lotto players went nearly two weeks without noticiing they had each won a massive Division 1 prize - and each found the winning ticket at the bottom of their handbag! A woman from Wagga Wagga found her $2.7 million winning Megadraw ticket twelve days later, while a Newcomb mum turned up a Tattslotto ticket from December worth over $450,000.
The first missing winner had been visiting Wagga Wagga and asked her husband to grab a Quickpick along with his newspaper because she had a lucky feeling. She finally got around to checking her ticket and "couldn't believe [she] had the all the winning numbers." She checked the official lottery website and noticed a new headline about the search for the missing Wagga Wagga winner. "Yep, that's me!" was her first thought.
"I've been feeling quite ill this morning because of the shock of being a multi-millionaire, but it's sinking in now and I'm feeling much better!" The happy winner and her husband, who wish to remain anonymous, plan to pay off their mortgage and transition to part-time work.
The second missing winner bought her unregistered ticket from the local shops in Newcomb on December 27th, but forgot about it until she was cleaning out her purse in January. After checking her ticket and realising she'd won Division 1, the stunned mum "started shaking".
"I still can't believe it!" she said. "This is such a great start to 2015!" The winner's prize money will go toward plans a home for her family.
One of the benefits of playing lotto online is that draw results and prize-winning notifications are sent directly to your email inbox, and lottery representatives will inform you of any large winnings - never lose another ticket in your handbag again!
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