A Weston couplewho originally bought alotto ticket in the hope of purchasing a cattle truck are planning on retiring and paying off their mortgage after winning over half a million dollars.
The division one prize of$500,446.24 was won inSaturday Lotto the day after Day.
One of eight division one winners from around the country, the couple were said to be overjoyed with emotion when told of the win.
The wife, who was running on a treadmill whenLotto officials rang, declared she was going to retire.
“$500,446.24! That’s us! Whoa! Wow! Oh my god,” she said.
“I can’t believe that! I’ve never won anything.
“I don’t think I’m going to finish my walk on my treadmill now, I’m going to have a beer!
“We’ll pay off the mortgage and I might be able to retire.”
Her husband added: “I told you it was our time to win.”
The lucky pair, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their 24 game marked entry online atthelott老域名出售.
Asked how they came up with their numbers, the woman revealed the quirky nickname for their entry.
“We have a property and we were trying to buy a cattle truck at the time so we picked all of our favourite numbers and nicknamed the entry ‘Cattle Truck’,” she said.
“We ended up buying a second hand cattle truck anyway, but have just kept the same numbers and kept playing them.
“The numbers were just dates of special occasions, special people’s birthdays and they are truly special to us now.”
The winning numbers were 4, 7, 11, 32, 40 and 1, while the supplementary numberswere 26 and 29.
The win continues a lucky string of lotto bonanzas across the Hunter in the past six months.
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