“And with the golden ticket it’s a golden day.” So sings Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – and Mornington’s newest millionaire knows exactly what he means.
The woman collected a cool $2 million in TattsLotto’s July 30 draw – one of 10 division one winners – and compared it to finding the golden ticket to Mr Wonka’s famous factory. “This feels like a Willy Wonka moment, like I am Charlie from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” she said. “You know how he wanted to win so bad and then he got the golden ticket and it was a dream come true? Now I’ve won; this is my golden ticket, my chocolate factory and my dream come true. With a multi-million-dollar prize, I could probably get my own chocolate factory, too.”
When a Tattslotto official called to notify her of her win, the woman was still in bed. “I am just waking up, but I needed to get up for work anyway,” she said. “I am so not going to work now, no way! I am going to celebrate with my family instead. I am just so blown away.”
Asked how she planned to enjoy her winnings from an 18-game QuickPick she’d bought online, the woman said she would buy a house. “I have been dreaming of owning our family home for years and now I can actually do it. The rest I will share with my family and use to set the kids up for their future. I’ve always wanted to win division one, so this just feels absolutely amazing.”
The winning numbers were 32, 41, 13, 16, 33 and 18; the supps were 9 and 19.