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A mistake makes Australian woman millionaire

Melbourne: A woman in this Australian city doubled her lottery winnings after mistakenly buying two tickets for the draw. She won a $ 1.4 million.

The woman, who chooses her numbers by her children’s birthdays, bought an extra ticket that helped doubled her winnings.

“I thought my ticket had expired so I bought another one and accidentally doubled up in the weekend’s draw,” The Age quoted her as saying.

Each ticket won $ 742,311.37, taking her winnings to $ 1,484,622.74.

The winner said she needs time to think about how to use the money.

“One thing’s for sure, the family will have a holiday. We haven’t had one in years and years.”

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