Sleepless in Maroubra: Mom Stayed Up to Wait for Life-Changing News

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A mother from Maroubra spent one sleepless night waiting for the great news that would change her and her daughter’s life.

The Maroubra woman was expecting a call that would confirm her million-dollar windfall after watching the Division One draw on Wednesday, 20 April 2022.

She was holding the proof in her hand when the Division One winner was announced but she wanted to hear the official call.

When she finally got the life-changing call, The Lott informed her that she had won $1,093,753.75.

“I checked my ticket last night on The Lott app and saw that I’d won division one,” the woman said.

“I couldn’t believe it! I was shaking so much.

“I screamed out to my daughter to check my ticket for me. We were so happy. There were lots of hugs and kisses.

“I didn’t sleep a wink last night. I just felt so happy and excited! I didn’t want to miss your call, so I stayed by the phone all night.

“My family kept calling me last night, too, checking to see if it was real. It was hilarious!

“It’s a dream come true.

“I want to get a bigger house for all the kids and grandkids to enjoy, so they can come and visit whenever they want.

“I’ll help my kids and then use the rest to enjoy retirement.”

The winner bought her ticket at Pacific Square News along Anzac Parade in Maroubra. The shop’s team was thrilled for the Maroubra mom and wished her all the best. 

So far, The Lott’s Division One winners have reached over 360 this financial year and 119 have been from New South Wales.