Oz Lotto: Grandmother who lives in Logan City wins $10million
A grandmother living in a battler suburb is $10million richer after winning the lotto.
The woman was shocked after she got the call from The Lott, telling her she had snared the massive prize money.
She had picked out the correct numbers in the fourth game of her winning ticket, which she said was her late mother’s lucky number.
‘It feels like she’s been looking down on me and thought we needed a helping hand,’ she said.
The win is a feel good story for the woman who lives in an area where the unemployment rate has been above the national average over the past few years.
A grandmother from Queensland has pocketed $10 million after she won Oz Lotto draw on Tuesday night.
The cashed up granny said she will use the money to take care of her family, including her children and grandchildren.
‘The first thing I’ll do is make sure my husband retires,’ she said.
‘He’s worked so hard for so long, he really deserves it. Then I can make sure my children and grandchildren are set up for life!’.
‘I’m just so happy I can help them get ahead and be comfortable’.
The woman purchased the winning ticket at Nextra Hyperdrome News in Loganholme.
Manager Karen Connell said the newsagent was stoked at selling their latest division one winning entry.
‘This is absolutely wonderful. We’ve had a couple of division one wins in the last year or two but nothing as big as this!’ she said.
‘There’s a buzz around the store, the staff are ecstatic and customers have already come in and congratulated us on selling a division one winning entry’.
The winning numbers from Tuesday night’s draw were 41, 31, 2, 5, 13, 18 and 21.
The elderly resident from Logan in south-east Queensland had the only division one winning entry from Tuesday night’s draw
There have been 15 division one winning entries across the Oz Lotto draw in 2023, who have collectively won more than $303 million in prize money.
With a population of over 363,000 people, Logan is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.
Unemployment has been consistently above the national average according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
In September 2021, the unemployment rate reached a high of 9.2 per cent.
It has come down to 6.4 per cent according to the latest figures from Queensland’s Treasury, as of January 2023. The current unemployment rate in Australia is 3.6 per cent.
According to a crime report released by the Queensland government in 2021-2022, crime has decreased by 12 per-cent since 2012, but grew by 2.6 per-cent between 2021-2022.
Figures from Queensland Police indicate that almost 35,000 offences were carried out across the Logan district, this year alone.
With a population of over 363,000 people, Logan has been hit with high levels of unemployment that has been well above the national average