Birthday gift of a lottery ticket earns woman $2.9 million

Sept. 8 (UPI) — An Australian lady who acquired a lottery ticket as a birthday present from her partner found the seemingly cheap present was well worth nearly $3 million.

The Melton, Victoria, female instructed The Lott officials her husband acquired her a ticket for Saturday’s TattsLotto Superdraw as a birthday reward.

“My hubby gave me this ticket as a birthday existing,” the girl reported. “We never perform that generally, but on a whim he went into the store and obtained me this ticket. He have to have been in the appropriate area at the suitable time.”

“When he gave it to me, he said, ‘This ticket will make you happy’ as a joke,” the winner recalled.

The man’s joke proved prophetic when the ticket gained his spouse a $2.9 million jackpot.

“So I handed it again to him on Sunday and claimed, ‘Happy Father’s Working day to you honey, this ticket will make you extremely delighted, much too,'” the woman said.

The female said her plans for the winnings incorporate renovating her kitchen area.

“Some individuals may assume with that total of revenue I could invest in a entire new house, but I believe I’ll start with a full new kitchen,” she mentioned.

“I have often wanted to just take the spouse and children on vacation somewhere where we can chill out –someplace we can sit on a tropical island and just do very little.”