While other people were picking up bargains at the shops yesterday, a Queensland mum was collecting her division one Powerball prize worth more than $24 million!
The woman, from Samford in the Moreton Bay Region, was the only player across the country to hold a division one winning entry in last night’s Boxing Day Powerball draw.
In addition to winning division one, the lucky woman’s PowerHit entry also scored division three 7 times, bolstering her total prize to a whopping $24,328,527.22.
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However, amid the chaos of Christmas festivities, the woman hadn’t had the chance to check her entry and was oblivious to her multi-million dollar win until a Golden Casket official made contact this morning.
“Oh my God!” the woman exclaimed when she found out the life-changing news.
“Thank you so much. I don’t know what to say,” she said while crying.
“It’s incredible… It is something I’ve only ever dreamed about. It happens to other people, not people like me.
“I was asleep when you rang and nearly didn’t answer the phone. I can’t believe it! Oh my God.”
“I’m going to sh** myself,” her husband exclaimed in the background.
When asked if she knew what she might do with her multi-million-dollar prize, the winner said she would be sharing it with her kids.
“I know exactly what I’ll do. I’ll share it with my kids,” she said.
“It’s not all sinking in at the moment. It’s a dream… I’ve never had a phone call like this before.
“I just can’t figure out what this means right now, but it’s huge. It’s a dream. It just changes everything for us.”
“Are there any good islands for sale?” her husband joked.
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning 4-game System 8 entry online.
The winning numbers in last night’s draw were 27, 17, 26, 12, 23, 7 and 9, and the Powerball was number 2.