Sydney mum’s $11 million lotto prize ‘perfect lockdown distraction’

A mother from inner Sydney has described her $11 million lotto prize win as the "perfect distraction" from the city's COVID-19 lockdown.

The woman, who requested to remain anonymous, held the only division one winning entry across Australia in Oz Lotto draw 1435, drawn on Tuesday, and clinched the jackpot prize of $11,002,697.57.

A spokesperson for The Lott said it took an official some time to convince the overwhelmed woman that her ticket was the winning one when she checked the organisation's app this morning.

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The mystery ticketholder held the only division one winning entry across Australia in Oz Lotto draw 1435, drawn on Tuesday, August 17.

"I have won $11 million?" she began to question.

"Oh, you're joking? You're having me on?

"I've won $11 million? That is crazy."

The winner said a priority for her new-found wealth will be to buy a family home.

She said she will think about whether to continue in her job.

"I've always wanted my own home and to be able to provide for my family. I will certainly be able to do that now," she said.

The woman said her lotto was an ideal tonic to Sydney's continuing lockdown.

"Lockdown has been really hard for me and for so many people, so this will be the perfect distraction."

The winning ticket was bought at the Rosebery North Newsagency, at 68 Dalmeny Avenue, Rosebery.

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