A QUEENSLAND woman will have $20,000 paid into her bank account every month for the next 20 years after winning first prize in a Set for Life draw.
The Cairns woman, aged in her 30s, was overwhelmed with emotion after learning she had the only first prize enter in Wednesday’s draw.
A Golden Casket official phoned the woman to break the news this morning.
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“Wow! Holy sh*t,” the woman said.
“I can’t believe I have won. This is life changing for me. It will set me up for the future.
“F**k. Oh my god … I am feeling pretty overwhelmed!”
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, says she plans to use the cash to pay off her home loan and travel overseas.
“This is a huge shock! This is fantastic!,” she said.
“Honestly that’ll be my home loan paid off and then I will be able to buy a new home.
“I am going to go on a holiday. I want to go to Japan for a music festival and then spend some time exploring the country.”
The woman is set to receive $20,000 every month for the next 20 years, totalling $4.8 million.
Despite her windfall, however, the woman says she wants to keep working.
“I’ll share some with my family – help them out … but I am going to keep working,” she said.
“It would be nice to retire early one day but I am not ready for it yet.”
The woman purchased her winning 2 SET QuickSET entry online at thelott.com.
The winning numbers were 34, 35, 5, 28, 1, 10, 11 and 21, while the bonus numbers were 7, 32.
In the 12 months to 30 June 2018, there were 19 Set for Life First Prize winners across Australia who will collectively receive $91.2 million during the next 20 years.