A couple from Dunedin, New Zealand, who won $500,000 in the Saturday, January 4, Australian Lotto picked up their check last week and finally accepted the fact that they had won.
When they first checked their numbers and discovered the size of their win they feared they may be going crazy and sent a photograph of the ticket to their children. "It wasn't until they told us we were right that we really began to believe it," they stated, but admit that none of it felt real until the money was safely in the bank.
"It's absolutely life changing," they added. "You always dream of winning Lotto, but don't think you'll actually win big."