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Australian woman wins $1.3M prize after stopping to buy birthday card

Australian woman wins $1.3M prize after stopping to buy birthday card
An unidentified woman from Australia has won $1.3 million from playing the lottery after she stopped to buy a birthday card. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

May 16 (UPI) -- An unidentified woman from Bateau Bay, Australia, has won $1.3 million from a lottery ticket she bought after stopping to get a birthday card for a friend.

The woman had one of the four division one winning entries in Saturday's lotto draw. Each winning entry is worth $1.3 million.

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The winning numbers were 20, 27, 35, 39, 25 and 15, with 9 and 21 as the supplementary numbers.

The woman told lottery officials at The Lott that she checked her ticket after seeing on Facebook that someone local had purchased a winning ticket.

"It feels like this win was almost meant to be. I was just out at the shops getting a card for my friend's birthday when I bought this ticket. If I wasn't buying the card, I wouldn't have purchased the Saturday lotto ticket. It's crazy!" the woman said.

"My husband will retire and I'd love to treat myself a bit. It's come at the perfect time. This win means we can completely rewrite our retirement plans, which is amazing," she continued about what she will do with the winnings.

Recently, an unidentified woman from Carrum Downs, Australia, won $100,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket that she originally threw away. The woman's husband saved the ticket from the trash.

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