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Woman discovers her half-torn lottery ticket destined for the bin was worth $100,000

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 11/09/2018 Sophie Tanno

A woman discovered that her half-torn lottery ticket which her daughter had planned to toss in the bin was actually a dream-come-true jackpot win.

a close up of text on a black background: The ticket actually had the winning numbers for the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot entry on Friday worth $100,000 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The ticket actually had the winning numbers for the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot entry on Friday worth $100,000

The almost-binned ticket had the winning numbers for the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw on Friday, August 31 worth $100,000.

The Adelaide local had checked the ticket last Monday but assumed she had made a mistake after scanning the ticket in a news agency and found she was unable to claim the money.  

It turns out that the difficulties in claiming the money were because the winning ticket was not registered to an Easiplay Club card. SA Lotteries officials had been unable to tell the woman from Park Holme, Adelaide that she had won the money.

a close up of a device: A woman discovered that her half-torn lottery ticket which she had planned to toss in the bin was actually her dream-come-true jackpot win © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A woman discovered that her half-torn lottery ticket which she had planned to toss in the bin was actually her dream-come-true jackpot win

The woman admitted that she nearly cried when she later realised that the ticket was indeed the winner.

'I scanned it in the news agency and it said the prize could not be paid. I thought to myself 'Hmm, what's that?' I thought I would not worry about it and I would leave it.

'My daughter said 'Oh well they aren't winners, I'll tear them up!'

'I said 'Wait wait wait! They might win something, I'll double check!

'I nearly cried when I checked it again later and it was a winner because it was a little bit ripped!'

The Adelaide local said she was 'very happy' with the prize money.

She has pledged to put the winnings towards her daughter's university fees and will use the rest to take her family on a holiday to Europe.

The winning entry was purchased at Shop 12, Parkholme Shopping Centre, 319 Oaklands Road, Parkholme.

a car parked in front of a building: The winning entry was purchased at Shop 12, Parkholme Shopping Centre, 319 Oaklands Road, Parkholme © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The winning entry was purchased at Shop 12, Parkholme Shopping Centre, 319 Oaklands Road, Parkholme

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