Whilst scrolling through emails in a lecture, an Adelaide University student was pleasantly surprised to discover she had won $4.8 million in the lotto.
Sitting in on a lecture but not actually paying attention is a classic university pastime. Well, an Adelaide university student was doing exactly that when she found out that she had won $4.8 million in the Set for Life lottery.
The 20-year-old was in a lecture on Monday 24 August when she was checking her emails and found that she had won division one of the lottery, meaning she’d be set to receive $20,000 every month for the next 20 years.
In a statement, the woman said, “I was actually at uni in a lecture and I checked my emails and saw one from [the lottery] telling me I’d won something.”
“I didn’t think much of it, so I just logged into my account quickly and that’s when I realised.”
Instead of jumping up and celebrating the student waited until the lecture was over to fully take in the moment.
She said, “I was shocked! But since I was in a lecture, I couldn’t really react. That was so hard because I just wanted to scream and jump up and down!”
“I was just watching the clock waiting for it to finish so I could call [the lottery] back.
“It was the most suspenseful time of my life.”
me on a very boring lecture at the uni 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/IFjbVVyIxC
— ♚🌸𝐎𝐥𝐚¹²🌸♚ (@polishorbit) November 26, 2019
Despite being ‘Set For Life’, the lottery winner still plans on finishing university; however, she would like to use the money to buy her mother a house and car, while also travelling once restrictions lift.
Fingers crossed for a lotto win the next time we’re not paying attention in a lecture.
Things I would do if I hit the lotto:
1. Pay off my student loans.
2. Pay off my sisters school.
3. Give some money to my parents. 4. Buy myself a new car.
5. Put a nice down payment on a new house.
6. Build myself a lazy river.
— Aubree Lea (@msaubreelea) August 23, 2020