New South Wales retiree wins $132,000 in Lotto after finding pearl in canned oysters

Struggling retiree wins $132,000 in the Lotto — revealing why a can of smoked oysters is the secret to her jackpot win

  • A retiree from Newcastle has won a $132,237.15 win in the lotto drawn on July 24
  • The retiree thinks a pearl in her canned oysters brought her luck
  • The winner plans to enjoy her grand prizes with her children and family

A lucky retiree has won big in the Lotto after finding a hidden treasure in a can of smoked oysters.

The retiree from Newcastle, New South Wales, won the full prize of $132,237.15 in the first division on Saturday, July 24.

The retiree, unaware of her life-changing win until approached by The Lott, said she would spend the jackpot winnings on her children and family.

She said she was blessed with “good luck” since she found a pearl hidden in a can of smoked oysters.

“There have been many happy little moments, like finding a parking space easily and now this,” she said.

Newcastle pensioner was eating a can of smoked oysters when she found a hidden pearl that she says has brought good luck ever since

“I was recently eating a can of smoked oysters and found a pearl in the can. Since then, I’ve been the most fortunate,” she said.

‘It’s a complete surprise! I marked my entry with special numbers such as my children’s birthdays and they are now even more special.”

With her fortune poised to hit her bank account, the lucky retiree said it would help relieve the pressure in a huge way.

“I’m retired, so this will definitely come in handy. It will just make life a lot easier.’

The Lott’s First Division winners have now reached 243 for this calendar year with 63 of the winners being NSW Lotteries customers.

The retiree has said she will spend her $132,000 profit on her children and family

The retiree has said she will spend her $132,000 profit on her children and family

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