Hitting a gigantic $107.000.000 jackpot means you can toast your victory with the most expensive champagne on the market, but one woman from Sydney managed to stay humble. She celebrated her amazing victory with a cheap glass of chardonnay before making grand plans for the future.
The anonymous woman hit the jackpot in Australian version of Powerball on January 17th. Her $107.000.000 windfall is currently the largest individual prize ever won in her home country. Lottery officials called her shortly after the draw to break the news, and she couldn’t believe her luck after picking up the phone.
“I don’t understand what is going on. I’ve had such a tumultuous day, so I don’t know where I am and what I am doing. I don’t understand – is this actually real? Is this a trick? Wait – are you telling me I’ve won $107.000.000? Oh my God! That is just so much money,” said the anonymous lady while talking to the lottery officials.
She’s a regular lotto player who usually buys her tickets online, but nothing could’ve prepared her for this life-changing moment. The Sydney resident first thought her prize was worth $107.000, until realizing she actually missed a couple of zeros.
The healthcare professional said she’ll celebrate the win with a sleepless night and a cheap glass of chardonnay, but she already has a pretty good idea what to do next. Early retirement is out of the picture, because she’s very passionate about her job.
“I thought of my family when I purchased the lottery ticket. I’m not quite sure what to do but of course I will be helping my family. I’ll be giving my favourite charity some money. The win gives me the chance to go and do the things I’ve always wanted to do,” concluded the fortunate winner.