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December 3, 1982: You beaut, says an excited Sharon

By Shepparton News

Sharon O'Neill, 17, of Shepparton, certainly had something to smile about yesterday.

An instant Tatts ticket brought for her by her mother has won $17,500.

Sharon, a machinist at Yakka, heard the good news yesterday after telephoning the Tattersalls office in Melbourne.

Sharon had received a telegram when she arrived home from work the night before. 

When the cheque arrives on Monday, Sharon's parents will receive $2000 to $3000 of the winnings. 

The rest will go towards paying off Sharon's Torana G Pak and a short holiday.