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Great-grandmother will give away her $1.8 million lottery jackpot

May 11, 2020, 8:49 am

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Every generation of her family will get a cut

An Australian great-grandmother has proven she is just as generous as she is lucky by announcing she will be giving much of her $1.8 million (US$1.2 million) lottery win to her family.

The winner from the country town of Gawler, north of Adelaide, scored the major prize on Saturday after playing with the same numbers for 20 years. Gawler is the oldest country town on the Australian mainland in the state of South Australia.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she was checking her numbers with her partner on Saturday night and almost gave up thinking she had lost.

"We checked the numbers and I crossed off five. I said to my partner 'I missed it by just one number'," She said.

"Thankfully, I decided to check it again and that's when I saw I had all six numbers."

After celebrating with some champagne the great-grandmother decided to give back to her family on Mother's Day the following day.

"When I told them all I had won, they didn't believe me. Once they realized it was true, we all started crying we were so happy," she said. 

"I'm going to buy a house for me and my partner and then I'm going to share it with my family. I've got children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren so they will all get some money to help them out."

"It was a great way to spend Mother's Day," she added.

The great-grandmother purchased her winning ticket at Northern News in the Gawler Shopping Centre.

Her lucky numbers in Saturday's X Lotto draw 4049 draw were 35, 39, 38, 22, 21, and 7, with supplementary digits 34 and 44.

Daily Mail Australia

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Posted: May 11, 2020, 10:49 am - IP Logged

Great story !  Congrats to you and your generosity.

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    Northern Beaches
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    Posted: May 11, 2020, 10:53 am - IP Logged

    It is great that, State Lotteries in Australia give winners the option to remain anonymous. All US State Lotteries should follow their example.

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      Posted: May 11, 2020, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

      How is this a story? Ridiculous. Should we write an article praising every billionaire giving their fortune to their children?

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        Ringleader
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        Posted: May 11, 2020, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

        Great Story, congrats to the lucky lady. 

        Hyper

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          Simpsonville
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          Posted: May 12, 2020, 11:21 am - IP Logged

          How is this a story? Ridiculous. Should we write an article praising every billionaire giving their fortune to their children?

          Come on Toronto...lighten up.

           

          I enjoy all of Todd's articles, especially feel good ones like this.

           

          Nowhere does it say she's a billionaire...

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            Posted: May 12, 2020, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

            Come on Toronto...lighten up.

             

            I enjoy all of Todd's articles, especially feel good ones like this.

             

            Nowhere does it say she's a billionaire...

            The stress of being cooped up in an apartment for weeks on end can do that to oneself Jeff.Sleepy

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              Posted: May 12, 2020, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

              I am happy our State "finally"  Anonymous. 

              I totally agree with you , ALL STATES should be Anonymous. 

              Ready To Win ....Mega Millions  & Powerball Lottery !!! 

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                Posted: May 13, 2020, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

                How is this a story? Ridiculous. Should we write an article praising every billionaire giving their fortune to their children?

                It's not the same thing because 1.8M $AUS doesn't go very far when you divide it among three generations of descendants.

                ... Sooper dooper top seekrit winning numbers: 5 16 17 24 33 52 ...

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                  Posted: May 13, 2020, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

                  If I were her I would put money into a tiaa account.  Look for certain stocks with companies and triple the payoff.  People are cool,  however,  watch the pennies the dollars will follow.  If people do certain things correct,  they never have to work again.  Make that money work for them not the opposite way around.

                  I love pecans and making sales with commissions.   

                  My amazon store is just like the lottery.

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                    Posted: May 13, 2020, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

                    How is this a story? Ridiculous. Should we write an article praising every billionaire giving their fortune to their children?

                    You want to know something else. 

                     

                    A couple of lottery members said something years ago about someone who did annuity and that person was a moron.   However when my deceased dad was alive at that time frame,  he pointed out no one knows the situation of a family, friend, etc.  I know what you're saying,  yes I agree sad what people don't think about.   If I was the winning lottery of that fortune,  I have ideas what I would do with it.  Some people don't realize that.  nice to meet you.  gl with the forums.

                    I love pecans and making sales with commissions.   

                    My amazon store is just like the lottery.