$2m Lotto winner is Disneyland-bound

SCREAM: Employees at News Extra Yamanto Steph Landlands and Katelyn Whiteley.
SCREAM: Employees at News Extra Yamanto Steph Landlands and Katelyn Whiteley. Sarah Harvey


IT STANDS to reason that a Gold Lotto winner would want to celebrate with a trip to "the happiest place on earth".

And after becoming an instant multi-millionaire in Saturday's $30 Million Mid-Year Megadraw, an Ipswich mum is preparing for the trip of a lifetime.

The woman, who purchased her winning ticket at News Extra Yamanto, said she would take her family to Disneyland.

"I've always said if I won the Lotto, that's what I'd do," said the excited winner who did not want her name revealed. As one of 12 Division 1 winners, she is $2.5 million richer.

When informed by Golden Casket of her win, the woman screamed: "What, are you kidding me? You're giving me a heart attack."

The woman bought the 24-game QuickPick at the News Extra store in Yamanto Shopping Village.

One in every three adults in Queensland had an entry in the $30 million draw.

Ipswich winners circle:

$7.3 million, Brassall News, May 2007

$5 million, Vogue News, Ipswich, January 2012

$2.5 million, Yamanto News, June 2013

$1 million, Yamanto News, April 2009

$1 million, Rosewood News, April 2011

$968,750, East Ipswich News, January, 2012

$851,000, Brassall News, March 2012

$800,000, News Xpress, Lowood, December 2009

$765,000, Rosewood News, August 2008

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