‘Oh my God, I want to scream’: Melbourne woman thought winning $2.8m lotto was ‘a hoax’

A Melbourne A woman has had the shock of her life after becoming nearly $3 million rich overnight.

The woman, from Knoxfield, initially thought the win was “a hoax” after finding out she was the lucky recipient of a $2.8 million TattsLotto win.

She was getting ready for work this morning when she received the “incredible phone call”.

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The woman, from Knoxfield, initially thought the victory was “a hoax”. (Lottery)

“Oh my God ! Oh my God ! I want to scream, I want to scream!” she says.

“I cannot accept this news. I am speechless.

“I thought it was a hoax…I thought, ‘Who plays mind games with me on Monday mornings?’”

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After falling “through hard times” recently, the woman says the money will completely change her life and that of her family.

“My heart is racing – I get goosebumps,” she said.

“It’s such a beautiful feeling.”

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There were seven winning entries from the Australian Premier League in the 4271 TattsLotto draw on Saturday June 25. Each entry fetched a Premier League prize of $2,857,142.86.

The winner said she had a few ideas in mind about how she would spend the money: paying off the mortgage on the house, visiting family abroad and improving the car.

His winning 12-game Quickpick was purchased online at thelott.com.

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