Woman goes to work after winning £5m lottery ‘determined not to let team down’


A lottery winner who scooped a £5million prize was determined not to let her team down and went back to work.

The unnamed woman from North Queensland, Australia, found out she had bagged the $10million jackpot today (February 16), after she was the only division one entry in the previous day’s Oz Lotto draw.

When she received a call letting her know she had won, she said she hadn’t even had a chance to look at the ticket yet as she was getting ready for work.

The woman said: “Oh my god. Holy s***. That’s amazing. We’re multi-millionaires.

“My partner’s sitting beside me, and he’s heard what you’ve said too. He’s gobsmacked.

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The couple put their celebrations on hold until the evening when they got back from work (stock photo)

“This is a life-changing win for us. It’s come at the best time. We’ve had a tough few months, so this will help us so much.

“You dream of things like this happening, but you never imagine it actually happening.”

Despite winning the life-changing sum, the pair decided to stick with their original plans of going to work and instead celebrating in the evening.

The woman said: “We don’t want to let our teams down, so I don’t think we’ll be able to call in sick, but we might do something nice tonight to celebrate.”

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The woman said they would use the money to help her parents retire and buy their own dream home
The lottery winner said they would use the money to help her parents retire and buy their own dream home

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And as to how the couple would spend the millions, the woman said they would use the money to help her parents retire and buy their own dream home.

She added: “I’m not sure what we’ll do with the rest. We never expected to be multi-millionaires.”

The owner of the store where the woman bought the lottery ticket said it was the store’s second division one win in less than a year, with the last winner taking home almost $800,000 (£420,000) in August last year.

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