Woman Scoops $7.5 Million in Lottery After Psychic Predicted Win

A woman in Australia has become a multi-millionaire by winning the lottery after a psychic told her mother that someone in her family would scoop the life-changing prize.

The unnamed woman from Carnes Hill, Sydney, took home A$9,738,691 ($7.5 million) after spending AU$13 that she had won on a previous Powerball draw on tickets.

The woman told The Lott, the official website for lotteries in Australia, that she checked her tickets after seeing a post on social media about a mystery winner, and said that she was shocked when she discovered she had won.

"I saw on Facebook that someone had won almost A$10 million. Then I looked a little closer at the post and realized that the ticket was purchased from the same place that I had bought mine and I was like 'Oh my god. Oh my god!,'" she said.

The woman, who is also a mother herself, revealed that her mom recently visited a psychic, who told her "that someone in the family would win the lottery and that they would help the rest of the family.

"I guess she was right! I am shaking, I am crying! It's an incredible feeling. It will be amazing."

She had the only ticket with all the winning numbers, meaning that she picked up the full prize. The woman told The Lott that the money "is going to be amazingly life-changing.

"Just yesterday my sister and I were discussing what we'd do if we won, agreeing we'd buy each other a new car and pay off each other's mortgages. I suppose that's happening now! We will look after the grandparents and my parents and all the siblings. I can help them all."

The woman did admit that she will be spending some of the winnings on herself though, saying: "I'll be buying a new house - we will be looking around for a much larger house. Maybe I'll even get myself some nice diamond earrings.

"A holiday overseas would be great when we can do that, but for now we might just go interstate to celebrate."

Yiu Ho, the owner of the newsagent that the mystery woman bought her ticket from, said he was delighted to know that she discovered her win and that it came from his shop.

"We are so happy to have sold this winning entry!" he said. "This is certainly the biggest division one winning ticket we've sold here and we are so happy to know it's gone to a local customer.

"Congratulations to her! She has a wonderful future ahead of her and we hope she really enjoys her prize."

Newsweek has contacted The Lott for comment.

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