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$231,000 Lotto win strikes Hunter Valley woman

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The Lotto fairy godmother has struck twice in the Hunter region this week.

Just days after a Newcastle man picked up $1,845,890.33 in the Saturday draw, a local woman discovered she’d bagged a life-changing $231,000.

The NSW resident collected the bounty in Lotto Strike on Wednesday night (15 March).

She held the only division one winning entry in draw 5255, pocketing the entire $231,607.55 prize.

“Oh my god! Oh my god! Are you serious? Holy s**t!” the woman yelled when an official from The Lott called and confirmed her win.

“I can’t believe this.

“It was just a random choice of numbers.

“Normally, I fastidiously choose and check the numbers I put on, but I never won anything when I did that.”

The woman admitted the money meant so much to herself and her family.

“It means I don’t need to look for work anymore… and we can look at travelling,” she said.

“Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, Hawaii, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia – I want to go everywhere.

“Oh my goodness! I can’t stop the tears.

“I lost my mum not long ago and [today] it feels like she’s looking down on me and smiling.

“Thank you so much. You’ve made my day.”

The winning numbers in Lotto Strike draw 5255 were 45, 33, 18 and 15.

The woman’s entry was purchased online at thelott.com – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.

Lotto Strike is an add-on game played with Saturday Lotto and Monday & Wednesday Lotto.

Its division one prize is won by selecting the first four numbers in the exact order they are drawn during the Lotto draw.

If no one picks all four winning numbers in the draw in same order drawn, the Lotto Strike Jackpot prize pool will increase for the next draw.

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