When an Australian woman finally answered the phone after avoiding multiple calls from what she assumed were scammers, she was surprised to learn she had won a nearly $1.5 million lottery jackpot.
The woman from Launceston, Tasmania, told The Lott officials she had been avoiding their phone calls because the number didn’t sound familiar.
“This is crazy! I never answer calls from numbers I don’t know because I always think they’re nuisance people who are trying to do something naughty,” the woman said. “But you called me so many times that I thought I’d just answer it and see what it was about.”
The woman was informed that she had won a $1.47 million jackpot in the TattsLotto drawing on July 31. The lottery ticket was purchased by the player at the Festival Westbury Lotto Outlet in Westbury.
The winner stated that she and her family intend to be “very prudent” with their prise money.
“The first thing we will do is pay off our bills and, of course, invest some,” she said. There might be something fun in there, like a spa, or some little things for around the house, but I am not sure. I need to believe what you are saying before I can make plans!”