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Australian woman wins $72,300 from lottery ticket she got for free

Sept. 21 (UPI) — An Australian woman found picking up a lottery ticket for her mother paid off when she was awarded a free bonus ticket that earned her more than $72,000.

The Clare, South Australia, woman told The Lott officials she hadn’t actually intended to buy a lottery ticket for herself when she stopped at Clare Pharmacy to buy a Lucky Lotteries ticket for her mother.

“Every Friday, my mum and I purchase an entry in Lucky Lotteries. As usual, I purchased an entry for my mum last week. However, I wasn’t contemplating purchasing an entry for myself,” the player said. “When I scanned my last entry at the outlet, they gave me a bonus ticket that I’d won.”

The free ticket earned the woman a $72,300.50 jackpot.

The winner said she plans to use her winnings to take care of her family.

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“I’d like to help my parents, as well as my daughter and I,” she said. “It’s been a challenging time for all of us, and this will help significantly.”

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