She helped Mum and Dad out in a major way. The tickets were set to expire 12 months after purchase and people had been wondering for months about the mystery winner. Some had given up and thought the money would go unclaimed. The mystery lady walked in with several unchecked lottery tickets. The first two tickets yielded about $16. Then Bamm! The big one hit!
The mystery woman said: "I always remember mum telling me that if I won Lotto, not to start jumping up and down in the shopping centre.'' The winning ticket was a $8.70 "slikpik", bought from the Beechboro Newsagency in Perth's eastern suburbs.
The odds she beat: 1 in 45 million.
It's time to clean out those drawers and cash in those old lottery tickets! Now the ironing, that's an entirely different subject!