An Australian woman received an early Mother’s Day present when she won a $1.2 million jackpot off a lottery ticket.
The Charters Towers, Queensland woman said her daughter sent her a lottery ticket for the April 25 drawing for an early Mother’s Day gift.
“She called me earlier in the week to let me know the store she had bought the ticket from had sold a Division One winner and it was unclaimed. She told me I should check it straight away. I told her ‘There is no way it could be me!’ but I checked it as soon as it arrived in the post,” the lucky winner said.
The ticket was the winner of a Division One prize of more than $1.2 million. The woman said the money will help her small business stay open during the pandemic.
“It will definitely go towards saving our business. But after all of this I will need a bit of a holiday, so I might put it towards that too.”