‘Battler’ wins $15m
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.”
Tony Nguyen and Tracey Hoang at Archer Street Newsagency.