Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Hunt over for Gympie's Mystery Millionaire

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Hunt over for Gympie's Mystery Millionaire

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Byline: Scott Kovacevic scott.kovacevic@gympietimes.com

A GROCERY trip has turned into the shock of a lifetime for one Gympie pensioner when she was identified as the region's mystery millionaire after more than a week of searching.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said the prize of $1.42 million from December 30's Saturday Lotto draw was even sweeter than it sounded.

"This is the first time I've won anything," she said.

"My birthday is coming up soon - this is a very good early birthday present."

She said yesterday was the first chance she had to check her ticket, a 12-game Quickpick, and she was unaware there had been a division one winner from the draw in Gympie.

"I had no idea," she said.

"I'm excited, I'm shocked, I didn't know. I'm just out doing the groceries."

While the news was only fresh, she already had an eye on how some of the money would be spent.

"I'm going to buy myself a new house," she declared. …

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