Old lottery ticket worth millions

Old lottery ticket worth millions
28 May 2009

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Sir Henry Parks, known as the father of federation, seen on the Australian five dollar note.

An Australian woman who checked a bunch of old lottery tickets because she was worried about her family's finances found she had won more than 10 million US dollars 10 months ago, officials said.

The university student in her 30s won 13,185,273 Australian dollars after checking the 10-month old ticket she'd received as a gift from her father -- two months before it would have expired. "I woke up this morning worried about our finances," the woman told Lotterywest, the official state lottery for Western Australia. "Something made me think to check the tickets and I thought that if I win something, then I could help mum and dad out."

The winning ticket, entered in a 50-million-dollar Oz Lotto jackpot draw on July 22, 2008, cost 8.70 dollars.

Source: Breitbart AFP.