A Wollongong woman has won $1 million in Lotto this week, with the same numbers she has used for the past 23 years.
The retiree said she checked her entry on Monday night after the draw and could not sleep after the realisation she had hit the jackpot.
She was the sole division one winner.
"For 23 years I've used the same numbers. I've still got the original ticket that I first marked all those years ago," she said.
"I was persistent in using the same numbers all this time and I'm going to keep playing them going forward."
The winner plans to use her winnings to pay off her house and invest in a few improvements.
"And I will be able to share some with my children," she said.
"It will be a huge help."
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