A WOMAN has won £184million on her first ever EuroMillion lottery ticket after buying it “on a hunch”.
The young woman – who wanted to remain anonymous – was presented with the prize at her home in Tahiti after it went unclaimed since October 15.
According to the EuroMillions website, her ticket was the only entry that matched all seven numbers after the jackpot had hit its cap of €220m (£184m).
The mystery woman said she had never entered the EuroMillions draw in her life and had grown up watching her grandfather play.
“I was waiting for the right moment to play, and that day I had a hunch,” she said.
“Everything is possible, you just have to believe in it. Before checking my ticket, I felt a shiver in my back.”
Française des Jeux (FDJ), the French National Lottery, sent a special team to the island to present her with the prize.
According to the lottery site, she hid her ticket in several different places, including under her bed and in her clothes, while she waited for the win to be confirmed.
But the enormous win won’t change her, she said.
“I will not change. I am going to keep it simple and continue to walk around in bare feet,” she said.
Asked what she plans to do with her new-found fortune, she said: “I want to travel the world and discover the snow that I have never seen before.”
She also wants to buy a house on every continent, give money to charity and continue working.
I was waiting for the right moment to play, and that day I had a hunch.
It was originally thought the winner had been living in France.
Tahiti, which is part of French Polynesia, is one of France’s overseas territories and its citizens have been able to buy EuroMillions lottery tickets on the island since 1991.
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