A Hamilton woman will take some time to assess her future and is contemplating the idea of retirement years earlier than she ever thought possible, after scoring more than $1.6 million in the weekend’s TattsLotto Superdraw.
One of 12 division one winners from Saturday night’s draw, the anonymous new millionaire was shocked to learn about her fortune when called by Tatts this morning.
“Oh thank you!” she said after a short moment of shock.
“Wow. I had no idea. You’ve really stumped me. I have no idea what to say … I can’t believe this!
“Thank goodness I’m not at work at the moment, there’s no way I’d be able to concentrate.
“I’ve played for so long but I never thought this would happen to me.”
When asked how she planned to enjoy her life-changing windfall, the overwhelmed winner said she would be speeding up her retirement plans.
“I didn’t think I could start thinking about retirement for a while yet,” she said.
“But this certainly means I can retire much sooner than I’d thought and have the best retirement you could imagine.”
Her winning 50-game QuickPick entry was purchased at Slade’s Hamilton Newsagency & Lotto in Hamilton.