A woman from Kippa Ring can kiss her stress goodbye now that she has gained a big windfall of nearly two million dollars, something that she says will make her dream of having a new home come true.
The woman won one of three division winning entries during the Saturday Gold Lotto draw 4229 on 29 Jan 2022, totalling $1,937,209.61. Her identity remained a mystery since her winning ticket wasn’t registered.
All The Lott knew was the winning ticket was purchased at Redcliffe Dolphins Discount Drug Store, Shop 5, 110 Ashmole Road, Kippa-Ring. The store manager, Alycia Whalley, said that this will be life-changing for the winner.
“This is the first division one winning ticket we’ve sold, so it’s a big moment for us. Our entire team is thrilled to have made one of our customers a millionaire,” Ms Whalley said.
On Tuesday morning, 1 Feb 2022, the Kippa Ring woman went to Redcliffe Dolphins Discount Drug Store on her way to work to verify her winning ticket. The Lott confirmed that she was indeed the new millionaire.
“I was absolutely gobsmacked. I could barely stand up and I wasn’t making much sense,” the woman said.
“I wanted to be pretty discrete about it all, but I let out a little scream and yelled, ‘Holy sh**!
“It’s absolutely brilliant. I can’t believe it! I’m still in shock now.
“Ah, I can’t believe I’m a millionaire. It’s crazy! It’s a dream! I don’t know how this is going to sink in.”
The woman said she was going to begin house shopping after work.
“The timing couldn’t be better either,” the woman added. “I’ve been desperately looking for a house, but it’s so difficult to buy or rent in this current market. I’ve been so stressed about it all, but this just takes away all of those pressures. I can buy a house now! And not just any house, a really nice house!”