‘Bat­tler’ wins $15m

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

AN un­em­ployed Lathlain woman says she plans on at­tend­ing a job in­ter­view de­spite tak­ing out a $15 mil­lion OZ Lotto win.

The self-de­scribed bat­tler said she had chewed through all of her sav­ings and was avoid­ing look­ing at her credit card bill af­ter los­ing her job last year.

“It’s been a tough 12 months,” she said.

“Find­ing work in this econ­omy hasn’t been easy, but I’ll keep look­ing and even have an in­ter­view in a cou­ple of days.”

When asked what dreams she could now make a re­al­ity the woman ad­mit­ted she might “splurge” a lit­tle.

“I’ve had my eye on a $60 hand­bag for quite a while now,” she said. “That will be a nice treat.”

The win­ning ticket was sold from Archer Street Newsagency in Carlisle. Owner Tony Nguyen said it was awe­some feeling to have the ticket sold at his busi­ness.

“It’s some­thing that hap­pens once in a life­time,” he said.

“We’ve had three wins of about $1 mil­lion to $4 mil­lion but this is the big­gest we’ve had in the two years I’ve owned the busi­ness.

“We have a Bud­dha that peo­ple rub their tick­ets on but I also had a red en­ve­lope with lucky money next to it be­cause it was the Viet­namese Luna New Year and it rep­re­sented good luck.”

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d465216

Tony Nguyen and Tracey Hoang at Archer Street Newsagency.

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