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Sydney Woman Wins $50 Million With Her First Ever Lottery Ticket

Sydney Woman Wins $50 Million With Her First Ever Lottery Ticket

There are some people out there who buy a lottery ticket every single week and hope their numbers finally pay off.

Others will throw their hat into the ring every once in a while when the jackpot gets to a decent amount.

And then there are the people that, for whatever reason, buy one for the first time just for a bit of fun.

Well, that latter type of person has managed to walk away with a whopping $50 million jackpot.

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A Sydney woman on a day trip in New South Wales stopped off to purchase a lottery ticket for the hell of it and has been shocked to discover she was the winner.

Credit: The Lott
Credit: The Lott

"You won't believe this," she told lottery officials when they informed her she had won, "This is the first lottery ticket I've ever bought in my life.

"I've never played Oz Lotto before. I walked past the newsagency and thought it would be a bit of fun to enter, so I did.

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"I can't believe it. I'm shaking. I'm shocked, so shocked."

Incredibly, she was the only Division One winner in Tuesday's draw. The unnamed woman had even completely forgotten about the ticket she bought on a whim until a mate reminded her to check it.

"My friend called me just before and said to me 'I think the newsagency you bought your Oz Lotto ticket from sold the $50 million winning entry'," she said. "My heart is beating so hard, I'm pacing around. I feel like I could have a heart attack."

When asked what she planned to do with that massive chunk of money, she said she had no clue.

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"Honestly, I cannot think straight. I'll definitely keep working, but oh my goodness, I just don't know."

Good on her and we hope she has a brilliant life.

Featured Image Credit: Lotto

Topics: News, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.