Woman Reads Facebook Post and Finds Out She Is a Millionaire

A woman from Bargo in Australia won $3.5 million in the Set for Life draw, only finding out through a Facebook post. 

A lucky woman won US$3.5 million on August 29, 2021, from the Set for Life draw and only found out about her win through social media.

The woman from Bargo, New South Wales, Austalia, checked her ticket only after coming across a post about the mystery winner on Facebook.

An elderly woman looking at the computer monitor. | Source: Shutterstock

An elderly woman looking at the computer monitor. | Source: Shutterstock

The total prize will be given in installments every month for 20 years. The woman told Australian lottery corporation The Lott's officials:

“I had absolutely no idea. I had seen on the Bargo Community Facebook Page that someone had won division one in Set for Life, but they couldn’t find the winner.”

According to the woman, many were going crazy over the jackpot prize worth millions, so she checked her tickets in the news agency.

A man purchasing a lottery ticket at a 7-Eleven store in the Loop on January 22, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. | Source: Getty Images

A man purchasing a lottery ticket at a 7-Eleven store in the Loop on January 22, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. | Source: Getty Images

When she scanned the ticket, she found out that her division one entry was the only winning ticket. She shared:

“I don’t really remember what happened next. My mind went blank from the shock. My legs went all jiggly; I had to hold myself up.”

Although still emotional and in disbelief, the woman already knows what to do with her winnings. The first thing on her mind is to stop working.

A person filling out lottery tickets. | Source: Shutterstock

A person filling out lottery tickets. | Source: Shutterstock

Since she has worked in a stressful environment for decades, retiring is the first thing she would do. In addition, the woman hopes to donate to charities close to her heart.

Another lottery-winning story recently happened in Michigan, USA, after a man picked out the numbers that came out most often.

As for her free time, the winner plans to travel internationally and ride first-class to a luxurious holiday getaway.

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A person walking in the airport with a luggage. | Source: Shutterstock

To celebrate, she will have champagne and sit outdoors while thinking of how to spend her cash prize. The lucky winning ticket was purchased at Bargo Newsagency, with the owner thrilled to have witnessed a winning ticket.

Another lottery-winning story recently happened in Michigan, USA, after a man picked out the numbers that came out most often.

The anonymous 59-year-old winner took home $376,564 in the Jul 31, 2021 draw and planned to invest the money he won.

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An online sweepstakes application open on a phone. | Source: Shutterstock

“I used to always play easy picks,” he said. “But then I started studying the numbers and playing what came out the most, and it worked!” he said.

Many lottery winners have since come forward with their unique stories, each very surprised about their unexpected win.

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