Australian finds $2.5 mn winning lottery ticket

February 16th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Melbourne, Feb 16 (IANS) Cleaning up her desk proved to be a $2.5 million bonanza for a woman in this Australian city when she found a five-month-old winning lottery ticket.
The woman bought the ticket for the Superdraw Sep 12 last year but she was under the impression that she had misplaced it.

“I was just doing some spring cleaning and came across a ticket clipped to some other paperwork by a bulldog clip. I knew West Doncaster News and Lotto had sold a division-one winner but I thought I had lost my ticket.

“Then I found it filed away yesterday and thought I’d call Tatts to see if I’d won anything. I really had no idea that it was the actual winning ticket,” Australian news agency AAP Tuesday quoted the winner as saying.

She said that after sharing some of the winning amount with her family, the rest would be put in a term deposit.

“I lead a simple life and I intend to keep it that way,” she said.

In May 2009, a Melbourne woman discovered that a lottery ticket she had been carrying in her handbag for almost five months had won more than $1.3 million.

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